I saw this movie after seeing it listed on someone's top 20 films for 2017. It is available on Amazon Prime.
This movie was thoroughly absorbing & emotionally real. Almost the entire film takes place in Yiddish. The actors, all very good, are amateurs.
There was only one scene that I thought could have been a little better? It was the scene where Menashe talks to his brother-in-law at his door. There was very little eye contact from Menashe. He looked down the entire time. This may be true in real life but for a film there should be some eye contact to express emotion.
Great story telling. Really well done. Highly recommended.
Menashe, a widower, lives and works within the Hasidic community of Borough Park, Brooklyn. Since his wife passed away a year before, he has been trying hard to regain custody of his nine-year-old son, Rieven. But the rabbi (and all the community behind him) will not hear of it unless he re-marries, which Menashe does not want, his first marriage having been very unhappy. Father and son get on well together, but can Menashe take care of Rieven properly? Not really for all his goodwill as he holds down a low-paid job as a grocery clerk that consumes too much of his efforts and energy. Always late, always in a hurry, he endeavors to improve himself though. But will his efforts be enough to convince the rabbi that he can be a good father without a wife at home?
Uploaded By: FREEMAN
Downloaded 28,482 times
February 16, 2018 at 06:35 PM