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The Burial Society (2002)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  28 May 2004 (USA)
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In The Burial Society, Sheldon Kasner, an unlikely criminal who works as a bank loan manager, infiltrates the mysterious world of the Chevrah Kadisha (the Jewish society that prepares ... See full summary »

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Sheldon Kasner
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Marvin Telekunsky
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Hy Leibowicz
Bill Meilen ...
Harry Epstein
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Morry Zimmer
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Sam Goldberg
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Jake Lightman
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Stuart Lightman
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Rabbi Fernstein
Nathaniel DeVeaux ...
Lyle Devine
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Mrs. Graunbaum
Nick Misura ...
Real building manager
Dagmar Midcap ...
News Reporter #1
Mitra Loraz ...
News Reporter #2 (as Mitra Lohrasb)
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In The Burial Society, Sheldon Kasner, an unlikely criminal who works as a bank loan manager, infiltrates the mysterious world of the Chevrah Kadisha (the Jewish society that prepares bodies for burial according to ancient ritual) in order to steal a body and fake his own death after mobsters come after him looking for two million dollars that he is accused of having stolen. Having sought and found refuge within this ancient religious society, Sheldon finds himself captivated by this unusual and powerful world and the three old men who run it. Written by Arthur-23

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24 March 2003 | by (London, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the London showing of the Moving Pictures Film Festival. I like it overall, but the ending was problematic. The film boasts high production values, and the actors were uniformly very good. I did not know most of them. The story had the feel of a Coen brothers production.


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