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Menashe ()


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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.

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Menashe
Anna Gansburg Nahmani ...
Mrs. Lipshitz
Ariel Vaysman ...
Levi
Sophie Vaysman ...
Perele
Jorge Cea ...
Luis
Shlomo Klein ...
Shmiel
Meir Ber Schwartz ...
The Ruv (as Meyer Schwartz)
Abraham Bresky ...
Moishe
Hershy Fishman ...
Zalman
Ruben Niborski ...
Rieven - Menashe's Son
Yoel Weisshaus ...
Eizik
Sheindy Weichman ...
Feige
Melanie Zoey Weinstein ...
Aunt Henchi
Adelle Goldenberg ...
Yente
Mirka Hermoza Laznik ...
Bayla
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Bayla (voice)
Chaim Szmidt ...
Beggar
Sara Vaysman ...
Leah
Josh Alpert ...
Dovid (as Josh 'Mr. Shabbos' Alpert)
Mutty Shur ...
Mutty
Yehuda Shur ...
Yehuda
Moshe Shur ...
Moshe
Yoel Falkowitz ...
Fischel
La Rosenzweig ...
Cousin Shloime
Rose Gershkovich ...
Mrs. Shimanovich
Bluma Gross ...
Mrs. Klein
Reinaldo Olmedo ...
Alejandro
Avi Friedman ...
Landlord
Yossi Rosenzweig ...
Avrom
Yaakov Weisshaus ...
Eizik's Son
Eliezer Niborski ...
Koppel

Directed by

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Joshua Z Weinstein

Written by

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Alex Lipschultz ... ()
 
Musa Syeed ... ()
 
Joshua Z Weinstein ... ()

Produced by

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Yoni Brook ... producer
Royce Brown ... co-producer
Traci Carlson ... producer
Chris Columbus ... executive producer
Eleanor Columbus ... executive producer
Danelle Eliav ... executive producer
Daniel Finkelman ... producer
Maya Fischer ... co-producer
Gal Greenspan ... co-producer
Dave Hansen ... co-executive producer
Alex Lipschultz ... producer
Johnny Mac ... co-executive producer
Adam Margules ... executive producer
David Medford ... co-producer
Nancy Medford ... co-producer
Joshua Z Weinstein ... producer
Melanie Zoey ... co-producer

Music by

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Aaron Martin
Dag Rosenqvist

Cinematography by

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Yoni Brook ... director of photography
Joshua Z Weinstein ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Scott Cummings

Editorial Department

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Jeanne Applegate ... additional editor
Oliver David ... assistant editor
Malgorzata Grzyb ... colorist (as Gosia Grzyb)
Ray Hubley ... additional editor
Wojciech Janio ... post-production producer (as Wojtek Janio)
Rebeccah Pope ... assistant editor

Art Direction by

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Royce Brown
Carlen May-Mann
Laura Moss

Makeup Department

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Jillian Rosario ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Danelle Eliav ... unit production manager
Perri Silver ... post production executive: A24

Art Department

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Liz Chancey ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Abe Dolinger ... sound mixer
Brian Flood ... sound mixer
M. Louis Gordon ... sound mixer
Allistair Johnson ... sound mixer
Greg Mailloux ... sound mixer
Juan Antonio Pacheco ... sound editor
Lucas Sanoff ... dialogue editor
Matt A. Schoenfeld ... sound editor
Houston Snyder ... sound designer
Ian Stynes ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor

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Erik Buckham ... title designer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Narendra Agrawal ... grip
Lara Aqel ... camera operator
Yoni Brook ... camera operator
Matt Clegg ... camera operator
Castle Gosselin ... assistant camera
David Gross ... gaffer
James Herron ... gaffer
Darren Joe ... camera operator / gaffer
Tingerine Liu ... gaffer (as Ting Liu)
Lindsay Mann ... camera operator
Jorge Mazzini ... assistant camera
James Northrup ... gaffer
Pete O'Hare ... assistant camera
Bret Ratner ... second assistant camera
Joshua Z Weinstein ... camera operator
Michael Weinstein ... second assistant camera

Additional Crew

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George Basiev ... production assistant
Yakov Blum ... translator
Tarrell Childs ... production assistant
Daniel Coch ... production assistant
Shulem Deen ... story consultant (as Shulum Deen)
Janelle Einalhori ... production assistant
Lucien Flores ... production coordinator
Adelle Goldenberg ... production assistant
Adam Kersh ... publicist
Forest Lin ... production assistant
Jon Litt ... production assistant
Ari Mandel ... consultant: yiddish
Molly Meisels ... production assistant
Elliot O'Dea ... production assistant
Adam Peryer ... production coordinator
George Rush ... production attorney
Garrett Sibinga ... production assistant
Michel Burstein ... press attache: france (uncredited)
Neil Mathieson ... international sales: Mongrel International (uncredited)

Thanks

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The Niborsk Family ... thanks
Ana Souza ... thanks
Brock Williams ... special thanks
Marie Zeniter ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 See more »
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Also Known As
  • Brooklyn Yiddish (France)
  • 梅纳什 (China, Mandarin title)
  • Μενάσε (Greece)
  • Menáse (Hungary)
  • Менаше (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 82 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $62,078, 30 Jul 2017

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Soundtracks Ivdu Es Hashem Mit Simcha See more »
Quotes Menashe: You've never respected me, even when I was married to your sister.
Eizik: You have no respect for yourself. Why should I respect you?
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