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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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Blow Wind Blow
Written and performed by Tom Waits
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Watchable
5 May 2019 | by npjy83See all my reviews

The premise of the storyline does not sell the movie, yet there are some laugh out loud scenes and dark humour within. The movie is long drawn out, and could have easily been cut into a short story. The ending of the movie is a little odd, and felt that the direction could have taken a funnier approach, rather than a serious one.

Matthew Broderick is very apt in this role, felt the casting crew did a good job at hiring him for this movie.

The movie, although long drawn, is still watchable, and still offers some laughs and dark comedy. Probably a movie to watch on your own when you have a couple of hours to kill, rather than a group of friends, as there are long scenes of just talking within the movie, which can get a little boring.


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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,496, 10 February 2019

Gross USA:

$184,495

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$184,495
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