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Mendy (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama | 20 September 2003 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Adam Vardy

Writers:

Adam Vardy, Heshey Schnitzler (co-writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Deana Barone Deana Barone ... Gittie
Elizabeth Cano Elizabeth Cano ... Maria
Kristen Cecala Kristen Cecala ... Beth
Spencer Chandler Spencer Chandler ... Yankel
Gabriela Dias Gabriela Dias ... Bianca
Jonathan Hova ... Michael
Ivan Sandomire Ivan Sandomire ... Mendy
Yelena Shmulenson Yelena Shmulenson ... The Girl at the Shabbes Table
Isaac Stein Isaac Stein ... Moishe-Volf
Isaac Stern Isaac Stern ... Moishe-Volf
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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 Anonymous

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Mendy, a Hassidic Jew from Brooklyn, learns to live in the secular and seemingly "sinful" world of Manhattan.

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

20 September 2003 (USA) See more »

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Intuit Films See more »
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Color
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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 »

Quotes

Bianca: Do you believe in God?
Mendy: Of course.
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A Song About Souls
3 April 2012 | by nhakimiSee all my reviews

If you are a "big soul" yourself, and especially if Jewish and/or sufficiently well-read about Yiddishkeit (Jewish culture), you'll appreciate this telling about how Hashem brings a Hasid out into the big scary secular world to witness how the Neshama (Divine spark) manifests also in the many worlds outside Brooklyn. Our charming protagonist, well-played, grapples with certain questions and characters give simple – but not simplistic answers. In our language we would say this film is "Tam" (innocent) not "Chacham" (wise/clever) so don't expect a cerebral mind- bender. Hush and listen and this will reward you with low-budget production and homey charm. Perhaps G-d is in some Brazilian too? ;)


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