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The Burial Society (2002)

R | | Thriller | 28 May 2004 (USA)
In The Burial Society, Sheldon Kasner, an unlikely criminal who works as a bank loan manager, infiltrates the mysterious world of the Chevrah Kadisha (the Jewish society that prepares ... See full summary »

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Nicholas Racz

Writer:

Nicholas Racz

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob LaBelle ... Sheldon Kasner
Jan Rubes ... Marvin Telekunsky
Allan Rich ... Hy Leibowicz
Bill Meilen Bill Meilen ... Harry Epstein
David Paymer ... Morry Zimmer
Seymour Cassel ... Sam Goldberg
Jeff Seymour ... Jake Lightman
Bill Mondy ... Stuart Lightman
Linden Banks ... Rabbi Fernstein
Nathaniel DeVeaux Nathaniel DeVeaux ... Lyle Devine - Private Dick
Betty Linde ... Mrs. Graunbaum
Nick Misura Nick Misura ... Real Building Manager
Dagmar Midcap Dagmar Midcap ... News Reporter #1
Mitra Loraz ... News Reporter #2 (as Mitra Lohrasb)
Simon Simon ... The Dog
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In The Burial Society, Sheldon Kasner, an unlikely criminal who works as a bank loan manager, infiltrates the mysterious world of the Chevrah Kadisha (the Jewish society that prepares bodies for burial according to ancient ritual) in order to steal a body and fake his own death after mobsters come after him looking for two million dollars that he is accused of having stolen. Having sought and found refuge within this ancient religious society, Sheldon finds himself captivated by this unusual and powerful world and the three old men who run it. Written by Arthur-23

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

28 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A sociedade da morte See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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I enjoyed this film
24 March 2003 | by RonnyVee-1See all my reviews

I saw this film at the London showing of the Moving Pictures Film Festival. I like it overall, but the ending was problematic. The film boasts high production values, and the actors were uniformly very good. I did not know most of them. The story had the feel of a Coen brothers production.


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