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Release Date:
6 December 2001 (Israel) See more »
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The hidden lives of gay and lesbian Orthodox and Hasidic Jews.
Plot:
A cinematic portrait of various gay Orthodox Jews who struggle to reconcile their faith and their sexual orientation. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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8 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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a poignant, thought-provoking documentary, illustrating the lives of ultra-orthodox & hasidic Jewish gays and lesbians See more (16 total) »

Cast

 
Shlomo Ashkinazy ... Himself - Psychotherapist
Steve Greenberg ... Himself (as Rabbi Steve Greenberg)
Nathan Lopes Cardozo ... Himself (as Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo)
Naomi Mark ... Herself - Psychotherapist
Shlomo Riskin ... Himself (as Rabbi Shlomo Riskin)
Yaakov Meir Weil ... Himself - Psychiatrist (as Dr. Yaakov Meir Weil)

Directed by
Sandi Simcha Dubowski 
 
Produced by
Sandi Simcha Dubowski .... producer
Philippa Kowarsky .... co-producer
Marc Smolowitz .... producer
James Velaise .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
John Zorn 
 
Cinematography by
David W. Leitner 
 
Film Editing by
Susan Korda 
 
Production Management
Lizzie Donahue .... post-production supervisor
 
Art Department
Shlomo Ashkinazy .... props
Pascal Willi .... graphic designer (as Pascale Willi)
 
Sound Department
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Lora Hirschberg .... sound re-recording mixer
Judy Karp .... additional sound recordist
Claudia Katayanagi .... additional sound recordist
Glenn Kiser .... post-production sound
John Mardesich .... post-production sound
Alex Noyes .... assistant sound editor
Stephen P. Robinson .... additional sound recordist (as Steve Robinson)
David Roche .... additional sound recordist
Bill Seery .... supervising sound editor
Peter Toole .... additional sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nily Aslan .... additional cinematographer: Israel (as Nili Aslan)
Adam Bailey .... additional camera
Robert Bennett .... additional camera
Yael Bitton .... camera assistant
Sandra Chandler .... additional cinematographer: USA
Mik Cribben .... additional cinematographer: USA
Jim Denault .... additional director of photography: New York
Liz Dory .... additional camera
Ken Druckerman .... additional cinematographer: USA
Sandi Simcha Dubowski .... additional cinematographer: USA, UK, Israel (as Sandi Dubowski)
Issa Freij .... additional cinematographer: Israel
Kirsten Johnson .... additional cinematographer: USA
Gerald Jones .... additional camera
Kevin Keating .... additional cinematographer: USA
Karen Kramer .... additional cinematographer: USA
Jennifer Lane .... additional cinematographer: USA
David W. Leitner .... additional cinematographer: USA (as David Leitner)
Jack Louth .... set photographer
Marcia Machado .... additional camera
Jackie Matithau .... additional cinematographer: Israel
Yoram Millo .... additional cinematographer: Israel (as Yoram Milo)
Michael Pearlman .... additional camera
Marie Pedersen .... additional cinematographer: USA (as Marie Pederson)
Itzik Portal .... additional cinematographer: Israel (as Yitzhak Portal)
Abigile Sperber .... additional cinematographer: Israel (as Abigail Sperber)
Benjamin P. Speth .... additional cinematographer: USA (as Ben Speth)
Amy Steiner .... set photographer
Chloe Steward .... additional camera (as Chloe Stewart)
Shiri Vilk .... additional camera (as Shiri Wilk)
Maggie Warwick .... additional camera
Fawn Yacker .... additional cinematographer: USA
Andrew Yarme .... additional cinematographer: USA
Chris Carr .... camera operator: documentary segment (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shlomo Ashkinazy .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
David Baum .... assistant editor
David Beatrice .... post-production assistant
Johathan Berman .... post-production assistant
Yael Bitton .... assistant editor
Ron Demartin .... post-production assistant
Lizzie Donahue .... assistant editor
David Ebmeier .... post-production assistant
Akiko Iwakawa-Grieve .... assistant editor (as Akiko Iwakawa)
John Johnson .... post-production assistant
Egon Kirincic .... on-line editor
Monte Matteotti .... post-production assistant
Johanna Prenner .... commissioning editor
Jill Silverman .... post-production assistant
Julisa Sorvino-Castro .... post-production assistant
Aljernon Tunsil .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Carol Sue Baker .... music supervisor (as Carole Sue Baker)
Jon L. Fine .... music supervisor
Frank London .... music consultant
Lorin Sklamberg .... music consultant
 
Other crew
Benton Bainbridge .... tape-to-film transfer
Lynn Bernard .... transcriber
Sagheer Bin Faiz .... production assistant
Alexander Bing .... production assistant (as Alex Bing)
Yael Bitton .... production coordinator
Suzanne Bultmeyer .... production assistant
Andrew Capelli .... title designer
Elaine Chapnik .... transcriber
Ari Chesir .... production assistant
Maya O. Cohen .... production assistant (as Maya Cohen)
Eugene Corey .... transcriber
Erin Edmison .... production assistant
Thomas Edmon .... tape-to-film transfer (as Tom Edmon)
Dana Friedman .... technology consultant
Alexander Georges .... production assistant
Caroline Ghienne .... production assistant (as Caroline Ghiennes)
Steve Goldstein .... production assistant
John Grauwiler .... production assistant
Yaffa Grinblatt .... production assistant
Malachi Handler .... production assistant
David Harris .... production assistant
Avram Heilman .... production assistant
Lawrence Inglee .... production assistant
Nurit Jacobs .... production assistant
Susan Korda .... creative collaborator
Claudia Cala Levin .... archival researcher: Israel
Avital Levy .... production assistant
Robert Luttrell .... tape-to-film transfer
Tara Mateik .... production assistant
Astrid Menze .... production assistant
Ileana Montalvo .... transcriber
Saul Nachshen .... production assistant (as Saul Nachsen)
Yigal Nizri .... production assistant
Pat O'Brien .... additional legal services
Eugene Patron .... production assistant
Nathalie Petersen .... production assistant
Sharon Roling .... production coordinator
Janelle Rothenberg .... production assistant
Dan Schmeltzer .... production assistant
Kris Schumacher .... tape-to-film transfer
Sara Scully .... production assistant
Robert L. Seigel .... production counsel
Michal Shemesh .... transcriber
Nike Silberstein .... production assistant
Eric Solstein .... tape-to-film transfer
Alexandra Stoll .... lead transcriber
Kelly Stupple .... production assistant
Heather Tenzer .... production assistant
Pieter Valk .... production assistant
Daniel Wagner .... production assistant
Micha Wald .... production assistant
David Boone Wilson .... production assistant (as David Wilson)
Owen Wolf .... production assistant
Danny Wool .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Mindy Affrime .... special thanks
Jonathan Berman .... thanks
Lynda Hansen .... special thanks
 

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Germany:80 min | Germany:94 min | UK:84 min
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The spelling of the last word in this movie's title comes from the Jewish tradition of treating any written representation of the name of God with respect, and not writing it on any document that might be treated carelessly or accidentally or deliberately defaced, destroyed, or erased (a longstanding Rabbinical interpretation of Deuteronomy 12:3). Since this movie, like most, had posters, sales materials, contractual paperwork, DVD covers, and other ephemera with its title on them go out into public hands, the filmmakers used the G-d spelling out of respect and recognition that there was no way to know how the documents on which the name would be treated outside of their presences.See more »
Quotes:
Rabbie Meir Fund:...so the Jew who is gay by choice... work like mad to overcome it... a Jew who is, as we might say, wall-to-wall gay... I will hold his hand, figuratively... and do the best I can to give him strength to serve G-d.See more »
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
a poignant, thought-provoking documentary, illustrating the lives of ultra-orthodox & hasidic Jewish gays and lesbians, 1 October 2001
Author: Michelle from NY

Few people realize the magnitude of the controversy surrounding this issue, mostly because they have not experienced this struggle in their own lives. This film delves into the lives of several members of the orthodox Jewish community worldwide who struggle with their see-saw lives, trying to find a happy balance between religious & sexual identity. There is a new hope of opening the orthodox Jewish community to the possibility of accepting this growing population. Anyone who has had difficulty with acceptance for any reason, be it religion, race, creed, sexual identity, will be able to identify with those who tell their story. Please support this cause and see this film. The word must be spread and these stories must be heard before the world as we know it can change. Although this film is of a very serious nature, there are lighter moments that lift the spirit and present an air of hope for a better future.

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