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To Dust (2018)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 22 April 2018 (USA)
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Shmuel, a Hasidic cantor in upstate New York, distraught by the untimely death of his wife, struggles to find religious solace, while secretly obsessing over how her body will decay.

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Shawn Snyder
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Credited cast:
Géza Röhrig ... Shmuel
Matthew Broderick ... Albert
Sammy Voit ... Naftali
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sarah Jes Austell ... Lab Receptionist
Natalie Carter ... Security Guard
Bern Cohen ... Reb Goshen
Linda Frieser ... Wake Goer
Ben Hammer ... Rebbe
Leo Heller ... Noam
Marceline Hugot ... Carol
Andrew Keenan-Bolger ... Doctor
Stephanie Kurtzuba ... Receptionist
Jill Marie Lawrence ... Judy
Larry Owens ... Stanley
Isabelle Phillips ... Shprintzel
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Shmuel, a Hasidic cantor in Upstate New York, distraught by the untimely death of his wife, struggles to find religious solace, while secretly obsessing over how her body will decay. As a clandestine partnership develops with Albert, a local community college biology professor, the two embark on a darkly comic and increasingly literal undertaking into the underworld. Written by Shawn Snyder

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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The end credits mention that this movie was in memory of a family member of the director, called Linda Snyder. See more »

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Aqualung
Written by Ian Anderson and Jennie Franks
Performed by Jethro Tull
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I love it !
7 June 2020 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

I love it for many reasons. From the acting to the humor. But, especially , for idea. Yes, a not very inspired used idea but real good if the experience of the lost of loved one is not so far by you. No doubts, the film could be better. But it is a decent one and the art to not be victim of cliches to not propose easy solutions is real meritorry. A clash between lives of two isolated men . And the fair end of this story of doubts, faith and friendship. Short, just good job.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

22 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To Dust See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,496, 10 February 2019

Gross USA:

$184,495

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$184,495
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