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To Dust (2018)

R | | Drama | 8 February 2019 (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. As a ... See full summary »

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Cast

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 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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Rated R for language and some disturbing images
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Porrá See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,496, 10 February 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,259, 17 February 2019
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One of the worst films I've seen. Was this a joke?
23 April 2018 | by joemovie-20000See all my reviews

I saw this in NY at Tribeca. Do not watch this film. I wish there was a way of giving it zero stars because if there ever was a zero star film this is the one. It starts off slow and keeps going until the end when believe it or not you will be wondering what the story had to do with anything. The comedy is not funny. The tragedy is bizarre and ineffective. It must be close to the worst film ever made, and I have watched some poor films in my time but this stands head and shoulders beyond them all. I feel I had a moral obligation to write something so if only one person reads this and does not watch it I have done my good deed for the year. The plot was so poor that it is hard to write ten lines about it. The supporting actors are just so predictable and two-dimensional and the story painfully without direction. Sadly, I don't think it was intended to be a joke.


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