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In Brooklyn, a youth from an Orthodox Jewish community is lured into becoming an Ecstasy dealer by his pal who has ties to an Israeli drug cartel.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Apfel
Danny A. Abeckaser ...
Jackie Solomon
Mendel Gold
Elka Gold
Leon Zimmerman
Ruth Gold (as Hallie Eisenberg)
Rebbe Horowitz
Zeldy Lazar
Mr. Maxim
Andrew (The Goy) (as Charles Hewson)
Israeli Gangster


Inspired by a true story of a young Hasidic man who was lured into the world of international drug trafficking in the late 90s. Written by Carter

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


In 1998, 1 million ecstasy pills were smuggled into the USA by a group of Hasidic Jews.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug content and language throughout, and brief sexual material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 December 2010 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Caminhos Opostos  »

Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$39,685 (USA) (21 May 2010)


$302,886 (USA) (20 August 2010)

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Many of the extras in the film were Satmar Hasidim, who would spontaneously offer prayers and blessings at appropriate points in movie scenes, even though those were not scripted. See more »


The movie is supposed to be set in the late 90s, but the Freedom Tower (built on the 9/11 site and under construction) can be clearly seen in the skyline. See more »

Crazy Credits

The closing credits mention the ring was responsible for importing over a million "Ecstacy" pills (should be "Ecstasy") See more »


Featured in Maltin on Movies: Hereafter (2010) See more »


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Written by Mj Mynarski and Jonathan Hernandez
Performed by Jonathan Hernandez
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2 Hasidic Jews tempted by drug dealing
2 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

really loved & enjoyed this movie. It was engaging from the beginning. It used dark colors which helped set the mood for the cold Brooklyn winter. It's a human story between temptation & wanting to do the right thing. The main character is torn between tradition& morality. Very touching, & extremely well acted by all. If you liked the Social Network, you will also enjoy this movie; it has the same fast paced, engaging speed; you really want to know what is going to happen next. Jesse Eisenberg's acting really portrays his moral dilemma with wanting to be an observant Hasidic Jew, but being irresistibly tempted by the money of drug dealing.

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