Esther Kahn

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 2000
  • Running time: 142 min
Esther Kahn is the first English-language film by the French director Arnaud Desplechin. It premiered at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival but was not distributed to the United States for two years until it played in New York City in 2002. read more

Esther Kahn is the first English-language film by the French director Arnaud Desplechin. It premiered at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival but was not distributed to the United States for two years until it played in New York City in 2002. Deplechin adapted the screenplay with regular collaborator Emmanuel Bourdieu from a short story by Arthur Symons of the same name from his book Spiritual Adventures. It stars Summer Phoenix as Esther and Ian Holm as her friend and teacher, Nathan Quellen.

Original Release

10/04/2000

US Release

10/04/2000

Cast

Ian Holm Nathan Quellen
Frances Barber Rivka Kahn
László Szabó Ytzhok Kahn
Summer Phoenix Esther Kahn
Fabrice Desplechin Philippe Haygard
Emmanuelle Devos Sylvia l'Italienne
Akbar Kurtha Samuel Kahn
Hilary Sesta Buba
Claudia Solti Mina Kahn
Berna Raif Becky Kahn
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Arnaud Desplechin

Writers

Arnaud Desplechin, Emmanuel Bourdieu, Arthur Symons

Cast

Ian Holm Nathan Quellen
Frances Barber Rivka Kahn
László Szabó Ytzhok Kahn
Summer Phoenix Esther Kahn
Fabrice Desplechin Philippe Haygard
Emmanuelle Devos Sylvia l'Italienne
Akbar Kurtha Samuel Kahn
Hilary Sesta Buba
Claudia Solti Mina Kahn
Berna Raif Becky Kahn
Paul Regan Joel
Arnold Brown Rabbi
Leon Lissek Theatre manager
Ian Bartholomew Norton
Samantha Lavelle Christel
Paul Ritter Alman, the photographer
Kika Markham Trish
Anton Lesser Sean
Theresa Boden Kathryn, make-up girl
Maggie McCarthy Vivian, dresser

Producers

Editors

Martine Giordano, Hervé de Luze

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