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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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22 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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New York, USA

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This is a wonderful film
28 May 2018 | by alana-reneeSee all my reviews

I appreciated the quirky humor that at the same time was getting at something real. I thought it was very effective and very funny. Performances were great, and the writing is strong.


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