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Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish is a gritty, funny love story about charismatic and wayward Satmar Hasid youth who encounter Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet when they help a jaded NYC emergency room nurse with the play's translation.
This movie follows three separate stories on the same thread, the challenges of breaking away from a self-centered community and facing the ostracism it entails.
The movie is complex, in the sense that every point of view depicted can be either justified or vilified without much effort, and deals with a theme that is both delicate and universal, not fitting in. The setting is hassidic, but I consider that more of a detail, for it could be any other closed group with very high demands of its members.
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