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A young orthodox man searches for his place within his family and the rest of the world.

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Tony Krawitz

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Tony Krawitz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewen Leslie ... Yuri
Naomi Wilson Naomi Wilson ... Minnie
Saskia Burmeister Saskia Burmeister ... Rivka
Leah Vandenberg ... Sarita
Nicholas Eadie Nicholas Eadie ... Isaac
Chris Haywood ... Sam
Nathan Besser Nathan Besser ... Alon
Alice McConnell Alice McConnell ... Cheryl
Kelly Butler Kelly Butler ... Woman in Taxi
Alan Flower ... STA Passenger
Richard Green ... Gary
Jake Stone Jake Stone ... Yossi
Sky Tse Sky Tse ... Chinese Man
Adam Rosenberg Adam Rosenberg ... Dovid
Shivani Dewan Shivani Dewan ... Nina
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A young orthodox man searches for his place within his family and the rest of the world.

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A young man's struggle with desire and faith.

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Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

21 February 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Der innere Weg See more »

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Budget:

AUD704,000 (estimated)
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Porchlight Films See more »
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Dolby | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Interesting
5 November 2005 | by Crap_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

This interesting film covers a largely neglected subject matter: the Jewish experience in modern day Australia. Ewen Leslie gives a strong performance as Yuri, a young Jew who returns to Sydney for his father's funeral. This event causes Yuri to question his faith and he decides to give up his father's dream for him to become a Rabbi and finds work as a taxi driver instead. The film then explores Yuri's relationship with his religion and his awakening sexuality.

Tony Krawitz has crafted an intelligent film and treated his subject matter with much sensitivity. Australian viewers will particularly enjoy the stylised way in which locations are presented. It is no small feat to transform the shiny surrounds of Bondi into the gloomy, brooding place we see in the film.

My only real criticism of the film is the stereotypical nature of some of the supporting characters. Yuri's grandmother is yet another example of an old, meddling Jewish woman whose main priority in life is feeding people. Sarita, the Fijian taxi driver, is another character that feels underdeveloped. It's quite obvious that the supporting characters are simply there to reflect Yuri's journey and development. The blame for this might lie, however, with the film's short 50 minute running time.

All in all, this film represents an intriguing new voice in Australian cinema. Recommended!


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