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Summary: For years, friends and actors Maurice, Sami, Simon, Elie, and Edouard have been waiting for their big break. The future looks bright when famous American director Rudolph Grichenberg (Coyote) offers Maurice the part of Shylock in his Yiddish screen adaptation of "The Merchant of Venice". But his fortunes reverse quickly when Maurice learns that his beloved wife Perla is seriously ill. With his friends' help, Maurice takes on the greatest role of his life, and in playing his part, illuminates the meaning of art, love, and truth. (First Run Features)
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Runtime: 89 min
Production: Canal+
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Languages: French, Yiddish
Home Release Date: Nov 22, 2005
Director Credit
Steve Suissa Director
Writer Credit
Daniel Cohen Writer
Daniel Goldenberg Writer
Sophie Tepper Writer
Steve Suissa Writer
Cast Credit
Bérénice Bejo Perla Kurtz
Danièle Denie Mme Silberman
François Berléand Benny Schwarz
Gérard Caillaud Le Metteur En Scène
Laurent Bateau Elie Weill
Lionel Abelanski Simon Laufer
Olivier Sitruk Samy Rebbot
Paola Perez Debby Grichenberg
Peter Coyote Rudolph Grichenberg
Rufus M. Silberman
Smadi Wolfman Sarah
Stéphan Guérin-Tillié Edouard
Stéphane Freiss Maurice Kurtz
Steve Suissa Doron
Valérie Benguigui Viviane
Producer Credit
Michel Israel Co-Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: