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Menashe (2017)

PG | | Drama | 28 July 2017 (USA)
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Within Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood.

Director:

Joshua Z Weinstein
4 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Menashe Lustig ... Menashe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yoel Falkowitz Yoel Falkowitz ... Fischel
Hershy Fishman Hershy Fishman ... Zalman
Ruben Niborski Ruben Niborski ... Rieven - Menashe's son (as Ruben Niborsk)
Meyer Schwartz Meyer Schwartz ... The rabbi
Ariel Vaysman Ariel Vaysman ... Levi
Yoel Weisshaus Yoel Weisshaus ... Eizik
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Storyline

Menashe, a widower, lives and works within the Hasidic community of Borough Park, Brooklyn. Since his wife passed away a year before, he has been trying hard to regain custody of his nine-year-old son, Rieven. But the rabbi (and all the community behind him) will not hear of it unless he re-marries, which Menashe does not want, his first marriage having been very unhappy. Father and son get on well together, but can Menashe take care of Rieven properly? Not really for all his goodwill as he holds down a low-paid job as a grocery clerk that consumes too much of his efforts and energy. Always late, always in a hurry, he endeavors to improve himself though. But will his efforts be enough to convince the rabbi that he can be a good father without a wife at home? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Taglines:

There's Nothing Orthodox About Him

Genres:

Drama

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Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

Yiddish | English

Release Date:

28 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brooklyn Yiddish See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,078, 30 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,703,036, 19 October 2017
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Director Joshua Z Weinstein, who is neither a member of a Haredi community nor a speaker of Yiddish, used a translator on set. See more »

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Boro Park
Written, performed and copyright by Ytizchak Fuchs
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Got my attention with a vision I've never see before on an old story.
14 August 2017 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Really like the film.

I'm hoping that I got a pretty actuate perceptive on the Hasidic Jewish community. I'm aware of some aspects about how women are treated as a whole, which for me, made it more interesting that the movie tells a story about a widowed father trying to raise his son in a society that says he can't do it.You don't see that enough in movies in general. A man doing what he has to to be a man in order to raise his child alone, and I'm seeing it in the most rarest prospective.

It reminds me of Moonlight, it's not really a story I've never herd before but nobody tells the story from this unique angel.

Brilliant! http://cinemagardens.com


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