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27 January 1938 (USA) See more »
In a Polish shtetl, two young men who have grown up together betrothe their unborn children, ignoring... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Abram Morewski ... Rabbi Ezeriel ben Hodos
Ajzyk Samberg ... Meszulach - the messenger
Mojzesz Lipman ... Sender Brynicer ben Henie
Lili Liliana ... Lea - Sender's daughter
Leon Liebgold ... Chanan ben Nisan
Dina Halpern ... Aunt Frade
Max Bozyk ... Nute, Sender's friend (as Maks Bozyk)
M. Messinger ... Menasze - the prospective groom
Gerszon Lemberger ... Nisan ben Rifke
Samuel Bronecki ... Nachman - Menasze's father (as S. Bronecki)
Samuel Landau ... Zalman - swat
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judith Berg ... Dancer
Simche Fostel
Zisze Kac ... Mendel (as Z. Kac)
Peisach Kerman (as Kurman)
Abraham Kurc ... Michael (as A. Kurc)
David Lederman ... Meir (as D. Lederman)
Winer (as Wiener)

Directed by
Michal Waszynski 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sholom Ansky  play (as Szymon An-ski)
S.A. Kacyzna 
Andrzej Marek 
Anatol Stern  consultant writer

Produced by
Zygmunt Mayflauer .... producer (as Zygfryd Mayflauer)
Original Music by
Henoch Kon 
Cinematography by
Albert Wywerka 
Film Editing by
George Roland 
Production Design by
Stefan Norris 
Jacek Rotmil 
Art Direction by
Andrzej Marek 
Production Management
Zygmunt Mayflauer .... assistant production manager (as Zygfryd Mayflauer)
Ludwig Prywes .... production manager
Camera and Electrical Department
Leonard Zajaczkowski .... assistant camera
Music Department
Gerszon Sirota .... song vocalist
Other crew
Abraham Armband .... translator (US version)
Meyer Balaban .... historic consultant (as Dr. Meyer Balaban)
Judith Berg .... choreographer
Leonora Fleischer .... subtitler (US version)
Jacob Mestel .... interpreter (US version)

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Also Known As:
"Der Dibuk" - Poland (original title)
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USA:108 min | 125 min (original release) | 110 min (existing print)
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23 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
The Lost World, 18 August 2003
Author: Henry Willis from Los Angeles

This movie is, in a loose sense, a ghost story with a familiar theme: malevolent fate works through human passions, destroying our protagonists, who do not realize until too late what lies ahead. A fine melodrama, no matter how creaky the production might be. What makes it even more poignant, however, is the historical context. This world, which was fading already when the story was first written, was wiped out entirely by Hitler's Endlösung shortly after the movie was made. The film functions as a ghost story in more ways than one.

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