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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Géza Röhrig ... Shmuel
Sammy Voit ... Naftali
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sarah Jes Austell ... Lab Receptionist
Matthew Broderick ... Albert
Natalie Carter ... Security Guard
Bern Cohen ... Reb Goshen
Ben Hammer ... Rebbe
Leo Heller ... Noam
Marceline Hugot ... Carol
Andrew Keenan-Bolger ... Doctor
Stephanie Kurtzuba ... Receptionist
Jill Marie Lawrence Jill Marie Lawrence ... Judy
Larry Owens ... Stanley
Isabelle Phillips ... Shprintzel
Isabelle Phillips 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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Rated R for language and some disturbing images
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Porrá See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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Funny in a weird way
8 October 2018 | by Tony RomeSee all my reviews

2 unlikely paths cross in this serious dark comedy. The film never gets too serious, and does not attempt to get cheap laughs from slapstick gags, just the general premise of a friendship between a widowed Jewish Cantor obsessed with the body of his late wife , and a single, divorced, Community College Science teacher that the Cantor thinks has all the answers, makes this a funny enjoyable, non commercial film.


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