Menashe

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  • PG
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2017
  • Running time: 82 min
Set within the New York Hasidic community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, Menashe follows a kind but hapless grocery store clerk trying to maintain custody of his son Rieven after his wife, Lea, passes away. Since they live in a tradition-bound culture that... read more
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Set within the New York Hasidic community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, Menashe follows a kind but hapless grocery store clerk trying to maintain custody of his son Rieven after his wife, Lea, passes away. Since they live in a tradition-bound culture that requires a mother present in every home, Rieven is supposed to be adopted by the boy’s strict, married uncle, but Menashe’s Rabbi decides to grant him one week to spend with Rieven prior to Lea’s memorial. Their time together creates an emotional moment of father/son bonding as well as offers Menashe a final chance to prove to his skeptical community that he can be a capable parent. Shot in secret entirely within the Hasidic community depicted in the film, and one of the only movies to be performed in Yiddish in nearly 70 years, Menashe is a warm, life-affirming look at the universal bonds between father and son that also sheds unusual light on a notoriously private community. Based largely on the real life of its Hasidic star Menashe Lustig, the film is a strikingly authentic and deeply moving portrait of family, love, connection, and community.

Original Release

07/28/2017

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Cast

Directors

Joshua Z. Weinstein

Writers

Musa Syeed, Alex Lipschultz, Joshua Z. Weinstein

Creators

Musa Syeed, Alex Lipschultz, Joshua Z. Weinstein

Cast

Producers

Chris Columbus Executive Producer
Eleanor Columbus Executive Producer
Dave Hansen Executive Producer
Alex Lipschultz Executive Producer
Danelle Eliav Executive Producer
Joshua Z. Weinstein Executive Producer
Yoni Brook Executive Producer
Traci Carlson Executive Producer
Daniel Finkelman Executive Producer
Adam Margules Executive Producer
Royce Brown Executive Producer
Maya Fischer Executive Producer
Gal Greenspan Executive Producer
David Medford Executive Producer
Nancy Medford Executive Producer
Melanie Zoey Executive Producer
Johnny Mac Executive Producer
Dave Hansen Producer
Alex Lipschultz Producer
Danelle Eliav Producer
Joshua Z. Weinstein Producer
Yoni Brook Producer
Traci Carlson Producer
Daniel Finkelman Producer
Adam Margules Producer
Johnny Mac Producer
Royce Brown Producer
Maya Fischer Producer
Gal Greenspan Producer
David Medford Producer
Nancy Medford Producer
Melanie Zoey Producer

Editors

Scott Cummings

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