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My Mexican Shivah (2007)
"Morirse está en Hebreo" (original title)

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After Moishe's death, family and friends sit Shiva in Mexico City. During seven days, secrets will be disclosed.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Julia Palafox
Martha Roth ...
Rosita
Sergio Kleiner ...
Moishe
Guillermo Murray ...
Dr. Berman
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Isaac Fischer
Raquel Pankowsky ...
Esther
David Ostrosky ...
Ricardo
Emilio Savinni ...
Nicolás
Sharon Zundel ...
Galia
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Sargento Antúnez
Margot Wagner ...
Eva Wolf
Lenny Zundel ...
Jevreman
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Martha
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Ari
Max Kerlow ...
Rubinstein
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MORIRSE ESTA EN HEBREO (MY MEXICAN SHIVAH) is about how the death of a man results in the celebration of his life. According to Jewish belief, from the moment a Jew is born, he or she is accompanied by two angels: an angel of light and an angel of darkness. With the passing Moishe (75), his family and friends gather in Mexico City to sit shivah, the 7-day Jewish mourning ritual. The spirit angels, Aleph and Bet, divine accountants, only visible to the camera, watch over the family and calculate which angel will accompany Moishe's soul to the afterlife. The odds are against Moishe from the beginning. Family dysfunction aside, Moishe's friends are all attending for their own motives. And to make matters worse, while performing his duties, a Chevreman, who is a member of the Sacred Funeral Society, is milking the family for all they're worth: charging for kosher food, slippers and various other shivah goods. Emotionally unstable and obsessed with staying young, Moishe's daughter Esther, ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

26 October 2007 (Mexico)  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,961 (USA) (29 August 2008)

Gross:

$13,042 (USA) (5 September 2008)
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Next door miles away
23 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

Peeking into Jewish tradition with a Mexican background is not only amusing but it allows the viewer to enter a world that, although may exist next door to any one else living in Mexico City, remains shrouded in mystery for most. In the end I loved the fact that no matter how much the distinct customs of diverse faiths may differ from each other, there's something we all share as inhabitants of this great city which permeates it all and creates a common ground for all of us to exist (and cease existing) in some subtle unity. For any one interested in having a laugh and a peek into Jewish life in Mexico 'Morirse está en Hebreo' is a must along with 'Novia que te vea'.


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