Mendy is a young Brookyln Hasid who leaves the strict rules of his insular and repressive community to join his childhood friend, Yankel, who is living securlary in Manhattan. Mendy's struggle to integrate his faith and traditions with the modern world are influenced by his growing friendship with Bianca, Yankel's free spirited Brazilian roommate. Written by
Mendy, a Hassidic Jew from Brooklyn, learns to live in the secular and seemingly "sinful" world of Manhattan.
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The camera shows Mendy from the side as he approaches a door and knocks. He waits a bit for a someone to open the door, then knocks on the door again. Then, the camera switches to a front view and shows that the door is clearly secured with a chain and padlock. See more
The devote way of life is so nice and clear, life has a goal. You know what you're living for, who you are living for, what you need to do. Life is simple. It's all laid out in the Book of Rules. You just have to try to follow it as best you can. But this empty gentile life is unbearable. Everybody does as they please. They don't know what they're doing here on this earth. What is forbidden, what is allowed. They live like animals with no goal in life. Here it's all about money, girls, be happy...