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Dough (2015)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 29 April 2016 (USA)
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An old Jewish baker struggles to keep his business afloat until his young Muslim apprentice drops cannabis in the dough and sends sales sky high.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jonathan Pryce ... Nat Dayan
Jerome Holder Jerome Holder ... Ayyash Habimana
Phil Davis ... Sam Cotton (as Philip Davis)
Ian Hart ... Victor Gerrard
Pauline Collins ... Joanna Silverman
Andrew Ellis Andrew Ellis ... Lucas
Malachi Kirby ... Shaun
Natasha Gordon Natasha Gordon ... Safa Habimana
Melanie Freeman Melanie Freeman ... Olivia Dayan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joel Beckett ... PC O'Neill
Daniel Ben Zenou ... Rabbi
Matt Beveridge ... Stoner
Ben Bishop ... PC Marsh
Paul Blackwell Paul Blackwell ... Car driver
Alexander Bracq ... Car Driver
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Storyline

Safa Habimana, a Muslim immigrant in Britain who struggles to make ends meet, hopes that she and her troubled teenage son, Ayyash, will reunite with her husband one day. However, with lots of time on his hands, Ayyash will soon find the police on his doorstep--and as a result--his desperate mother will need to take some drastic measures. So, without delay, Safa sets up an appointment with Nat, her Jewish boss and the neighbourhood's baker, to beg him to take her son as an apprentice. Of course, new beginnings are usually hard at first; but, little by little, as Nat's business starts to flourish thanks to a revolutionary recipe, a strong bond will develop between them. But, do they know that problems are just around the corner? Written by Nick Riganas

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Definitely NOT Kosher See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Viva Films [United Kingdom]

Country:

UK | Hungary

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La mejor receta See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,373, 19 February 2016

Gross USA:

$1,142,315
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dough's tagline "You don't have to be baked to make some Dough" (and poster layout) is a parody of Levy Rye's "You don't have to be Jewish to love Levy's real Jewish Rye" campaign from the '60s. See more »

Goofs

There is a sign in the bakery that says, "All our goods are baked on premises as yosan". Although the word "yosan" is supposed to be transliteration of a Hebrew word, it is still misspelled. The word is commonly spelled "yoshon", which in Jewish law refers to when certain types of grains are planted and take root in relation to the calendar year. See more »

Quotes

Joanna: Race and religion are irrelevant. If you're a dickhead, then you're a dickhead.
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Connections

Referenced in Superior Donuts (2017) See more »

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The Few Good Things
Composed by Nitin Sawhney
Featuring Nicki Wells
Published by Universal Music
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singin' in the bread
28 August 2016 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Some of the most interesting movies that I've seen focus on food: "Big Night", "Chocolat" and "Chef", to name a few. Now we have "Dough". Part look at Jewish baking, part look at a mixing of cultures, it hits all the right notes. Basically, it reminds us that we're all human, all trying to survive in this modern world. But it's also got some funny stuff and great lines. I've liked Jonathan Pryce in every role where I've seen him, and I hope that newcomer Jerome Holder gets more roles like this one. Definitely worth seeing.

Also appearing are Ian Hart (Quirrell in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") and Pauline Collins (the title role in "Shirley Valentine").


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