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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Jesse Eisenberg
Justin Bartha
Danny A. Abeckaser
Ari Graynor
Directors
Kevin Asch
Screenwriters
Antonio Macia
Running Time
88 minutes

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Plot
Sammy (Eisenberg) — an ultra-orthodox Jewish teenager — risks losing everything when his frustration with religion’s limitations gets the better of him. Lured into a drug-smuggling career by his shifty neighbour (Bartha), Sammy must go on the run, but will he ever redeem his soul?


Verdict
Jewish clichés can be forgiven as Asch revisits the shtetl for his crime tale that shines a light upon a society within via one rebel’s secular awakening. Notice Q-Tip’s cameo as a member of the Kosher Nostra.


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