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Esther Kahn (2000)

A Jewish girl in nineteenth century London, dreams of becoming a stage actress.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Esther Kahn
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Fabrice Desplechin ...
Philippe Haygard
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Samuel Kahn
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Rivka Kahn
László Szabó ...
Ytzhok Kahn
Hilary Sesta ...
Buba
Claudia Solti ...
Mina Kahn
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Becky Kahn
Paul Regan ...
Joel
Arnold Brown ...
Rabbi
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Theatre manager
Ian Bartholomew ...
Norton
Samantha Lavelle ...
Christel
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Alman, the photographer
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A Jewish girl in nineteenth century London, dreams of becoming a stage actress.

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4 October 2000 (France)  »

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Szenvedélyes színdarab  »

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Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2000 (#01) See more »

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Nathan Quellen: Because what has to happen, is that every step you take has to be more unbelievable than the step before. E-Every step has to be - well it has to have an idea behind it, an idea t-that is so complex, it would take, 10 philosophers just to decipher it. Each step has to stretch like a rope - in the audiences mind. Until they can't bare it anymore and they wan to cry out, "Careful Esther you're going to break it".
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Referenced in I'm Still Here (2010) See more »

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Unconvincing boring Rubbish
2 June 2003 | by (Cotswolds) – See all my reviews

Boring and appallingly acted(Summer Pheonix). She sounded more Asian than Jewish. Some of the scenes and costumes looked more mid 20th century than late 19th century. What on earth fine actors like Ian Holm & Anton Lesser were doing in this is beyond me.


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