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Ezer Kenegdo (2017)

Frictions develop when Yisroel "Izzy" Jonigkeyt, a Chassidic Jew from Crown Heights, travels to San Francisco to visit Polish-born Catholic friend Marek Wisniewski with the intent of ... See full summary »

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Deniz Demirer (screenplay), Deniz Demirer | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Daniel Kremer Daniel Kremer ... Yisroel 'Izzy' Jonigkeyt
Deniz Demirer Deniz Demirer ... Marek Wisniewski
Rob Nilsson ... Harry Kierk
Josh Safdie ... Levi
Kris Caltagirone Kris Caltagirone ... Irek Stuhr
Alanna Blair ... Leah Devorah Salazer
William Cully Allen William Cully Allen ... Rabbi Spieler
K.J. Linhein ... Rabbi Topin
Penny Werner ... Minnie
Shelley Caltagirone Shelley Caltagirone ... Audrey
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Menachem Mendel Azoulay Menachem Mendel Azoulay ... Mendy
Beila-Ayala Baruch Beila-Ayala Baruch ... Mushkie Salazer
Daniel da Silva ... Dominic
Christopher Damm ... Marek's Cameraman
Raul Delarosa Raul Delarosa ... Raoul (Reuven ben Menashe)
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Frictions develop when Yisroel "Izzy" Jonigkeyt, a Chassidic Jew from Crown Heights, travels to San Francisco to visit Polish-born Catholic friend Marek Wisniewski with the intent of discovering why a Bay Area art-world iconoclast named Harry Kierk seeks to destroy a lifetime's worth of his own work. As the visit progresses, Izzy and Marek discover for the first time that complex historical baggage impinges on their curious friendship and, soon, they begin to understand why Kierk is driven towards destruction. Continued encounters with Marek's vaguely anti-Semitic cousin Irek (who is their only gateway to contact Kierk) only compound these tensions. Written by ConFluence-Film

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Premiered at the Joseph Conrad Festival in Krakow, Poland in 2017. Festival director Grzegorz Jankowicz introduced the film and moderated a Q&A. See more »

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Features Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937) See more »

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English | Polish | Hebrew | Yiddish

Release Date:

3 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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$20,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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