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The Dybbuk ()

Der Dibuk (original title)
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The mystical love story between Chonen, a poor Talmud student, and Lea, a girl from a wealthy family, depicts the traditional folk culture of Polish Jews before WW2.

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Avrom Morewski ...
Rabbi Ezeriel ben Hodos (as A. Morewski)
Ajzyk Samberg ...
Meszulach - the messenger (as A. Samberg)
Mojzesz Lipman ...
Sender Brynicer ben Henie (as M. Lipman)
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Lea - Sender's daughter
Dina Halpern ...
Aunt Frade
Gerszon Lemberger ...
Nisan ben Rifke (as G. Lemberger)
Leon Liebgold ...
Chanan ben Nisan (as L. Liebgold)
Max Bozyk ...
Sender's friend Nute (as M. Bozyk)
Samuel Landau ...
Zalman - swat (as S. Landau)
Samuel Bronecki ...
Nachman - Menasze's father (as S. Bronecki)
M. Messinger ...
Menasze - the prospective groom
Zisze Kac ...
Mendel (as Z. Kac)
Abraham Kurc ...
Michael (as A. Kurc)
David Lederman ...
Meir (as D. Lederman)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judith Berg ...
Dancer
Simche Fostel
Goldenberg
Gorbanowa
Hauerowa
Peisach Kerman
Kon
Lipmanowa
Mel
Stokfederowa
Winer

Directed by

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Michal Waszynski

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S. Ansky ... (play by) (as Szymon An-ski)
 
S.A. Kacyzna ... (screenplay by) (as Sz. A. Kaczne) &
Andrzej Marek ... (screenplay by) (as A. Marek)
 
Anatol Stern ... (story by)

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Zygmunt Mayflauer ... producer (as Zygfryd Mayflauer)

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Henoch Kon

Cinematography by

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Albert Wywerka

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George Roland

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Stefan Norris
Jacek Rotmil

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Andrzej Marek

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Zygmunt Mayflauer ... assistant production manager (as Zygfryd Mayflauer)
Ludwig Prywes ... production manager

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Leonard Zajaczkowski ... assistant camera

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Gerszon Sirota ... song vocalist

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Abraham Armband ... translator
Meyer Balaban ... historic consultant (as Dr. Meyer Balaban)
Judith Berg ... choreographer
Leonora Fleischer ... subtitler
Jacob Mestel ... interpreter

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Plot Summary

In a Polish shtetl, two young men who have grown up together betrothe their unborn children, ignoring the advice of a mysterious traveler not to pledge the lives of future generations. Soon after, one of them dies, and the wife of the other dies in childbirth. The children grow up in different towns, without ever knowing of the betrothal, but the power of the vow leads them to meet each other when they are marriageable. The young woman, Leah, is promised to another man, but Channon, the son of the father who died, is a practitioner of mysticism, and seeks to win his bride through sorcery. Written by Dan Gilman

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Also Known As
  • Dybuk (Poland)
  • The Dybbuk (United States)
  • Le dibbouk (France)
  • Der Dybbuk (Germany)
  • Dibbuk (Finland)
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  • 108 min
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Trivia Several of the actors in the film died in Poland in the Holocaust including: Ajzyk Samberg (Meszulach the Messenger), Samuel Landau (Zalman the Matchmaker), Abraham Kurc (Michael), and Zisze Kac (Mendel). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Almonds and Raisins (1984). See more »
Quotes Meszulach - the messenger: You cannot pledge something as yet unborn.
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