6.7/10
245
4 user 10 critic

Minyan (2020)

A young Jewish man is caught between thrilling private trysts and his repressive family in this thoughtful drama set in 1980s Brooklyn.

Director:

Eric Steel

Writers:

David Bezmozgis (based on the short story by), Daniel Pearle | 1 more credit »
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Riley Barnes ... Yeshiva Bully 1
Brooke Bloom ... Rachel
Michael Broadhurst Michael Broadhurst ... Driver 1
Mark Bruk Mark Bruk ... Rabbi
Alex Hurt ... Bruno
Lawrence Jansen ... Itzik's Son
Samuel H. Levine ... David
Amir Levy ... Driver 2
Elizabeth Loyacano ... Mrs. Namovsky
Mark Margolis ... Itzik
Christopher McCann Christopher McCann ... Herschel
Carson Meyer ... Alicia
Zane Pais ... Nathan
Chris Perfetti ... Eric
Jonathan Raviv ... Junior Rabbi
Edit

Storyline

A young Jewish man is caught between thrilling private trysts and his repressive family in this thoughtful drama set in 1980s Brooklyn.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

David's Grandfather is called Joseph Brodsky. Early on in the movie, looking at old photographs, he says: "memory is no substitute for love". His namesake, the 1987 Nobel laureate poet Joseph Brodsky, is quoted as writing: "If there is any substitute for love, it is memory." See more »

User Reviews

 
A brilliant 80's coming of age tale
15 October 2020 | by roger-99-171599See all my reviews

Sensitive and uplifting, director Eric Steel's coming-of-age sexy drama won the Best U.S. Narrative Feature Prize at Outfest. Channeling the obstacles of growing up gay in a conservative Russian-Jewish community in 1980's Brooklyn, it brings a career-changing performance by Broadway's The Inheritance's Samuel H. Levine, in the role of the rabbinical student David, a teen struggling with hormones and family expectations. A beautiful portrait of a Brighton Beach boy exploring his sexuality, identity and culture, as well as a rich meditation on generational values (he's educated by his grandfather and other local elders), Steel conceived a powerfully perceptive debut.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew | Yiddish | Russian | German

Release Date:

February 2021 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Minyan See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed