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
Cherry Hill Jewish Film Festival 2016 - Audience award. See more »
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 »
Race and religion are irrelevant. If you're a dickhead, then you're a dickhead.
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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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