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The Great Role (2004)
"Le grand rôle" (original title)

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When a famous American film director, Rudolph Grichenberg, comes to Paris to cast a Yiddish version of 'The Merchant of Venice,' Maurice Kurtz and his friends try out for the role of ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Maurice Kurtz
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Perla Kurtz
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Rudolph Grichenberg
Paola Perez ...
Debby Grichenberg
Lionel Abelanski ...
Simon Laufer
Laurent Bateau ...
Elie Weill
Stéphan Guérin-Tillié ...
Edouard
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Samy Rebbot
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Benny Schwarz
Valérie Benguigui ...
Viviane
Rufus ...
M. Silberman
Danièle Denie ...
Mme Silberman
Smadi Wolfman ...
Sarah
Steve Suissa ...
Doron
Gérard Caillaud ...
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When a famous American film director, Rudolph Grichenberg, comes to Paris to cast a Yiddish version of 'The Merchant of Venice,' Maurice Kurtz and his friends try out for the role of Shylock. Thinking he has finally been cast in an important film role after years of obscurity, Maurice rushes home to tell his beloved wife, Perla. Later, Maurice discovers the part has gone to a famous American star, but he must play the role of his life to be sure Perla, who has become very ill with cancer, doesn't find out. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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$1,839 (USA) (6 May 2005)

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$35,555 (USA) (30 September 2005)
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Good subject and script, but they missed it!
16 October 2004 | by (Lyon, France) – See all my reviews

After all, the movie itself is not that bad, I mean that the story is good, the subject is good and there is something to think about when you leave the theater.

But they missed it.

The first half is boring and the actors are bad (except for Mrs Bejo who really does a good job throughout the whole film), you don't feel the subject at all. Just like a bad TV movie.

The second half is a bit better, but it still does not make it a good film.

About the actors, I found them bad apart from a few exceptions. François Berléand is a good actor and didn't deceive me, but he doesn't appear a lot. As I said, Mrs Bejo does a great job, maybe she saves the film from being *really* bad. Except for the "Yiddish scene" (yes, he's still a good actor for sure when he makes an effort ;-) ), I found Stephane Freiss pathetic, and it disappointed me. Fortunately, Peter Coyote gives us a nice scene full of emotions in the last minutes of the film, but it can't save the whole film.

Too bad, I'm disappointed there because they could have made it a lot better.


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