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Esther Kahn (2000)

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A Jewish girl in 19th century London dreams of becoming a stage actress.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nathan Quellen
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
Leon Lissek ...
Theatre manager
Ian Bartholomew ...
Norton
Samantha Lavelle ...
Christel
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Alman, the photographer
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A Jewish girl in 19th century London dreams of becoming a stage actress.

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4 October 2000 (France)  »

Also Known As:

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 »

Quotes

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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One of the best films I have ever seen.
14 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

A masterpiece.

Thus it is, possibly, not for everyone.

The camera work, acting, directing and everything else is unique, original, superb in every way - and very different from the trash we are sadly used to getting.

Summer Phoenix creates a deep, believable and intriguing Esther Kahn. As everything else in this film, her acting is unique - it is completely her own - neither "British" nor "American" nor anything else I have ever seen. There is something mesmerizing about it.

The lengthy, unbroken, natural shots are wonderful, reminding us that we have become too accustomed to a few restricted ways of shooting and editing.


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