Tag: jew

A Long Way Off (2014) 4.7

A Long Way Off (2014)

In this modern day retelling of the timeless Prodigal Son Parable, young Jacob is tired of living on the family farm, submitting to the rules of his Father, Mr. Abraham. One day he demands an early inheritance from his f...

Forced March (1989) 7.1

Forced March (1989)

Ben Kline is a successful television actor looking for a meaningful role to make him a movie star. When he sets out to play a hero who died in the Holocaust, he is forced to face the reality of those victimized by the wa...

The Yankles (2009) 5.2

The Yankles (2009)

The Yankles is about Charlie Jones, a professional baseball player who was released from the Los Angeles Spirits because of a drinking problem. Upon being paroled from prison after serving time for his third drunk drivin...

Tiptoes (2003) 4.3

Tiptoes (2003)

Two brothers - a dwarf (Rolfe) and one of typical size (Steve). When Steve's girlfriend Carol becomes pregnant, the pair are fearful that the baby will inherit the dwarfism gene. Matters are complicated still further whe...

Crossfire (1947) 7.3

Crossfire (1947)

Homicide Capt. Finlay finds evidence that one or more of a group of demobilized soldiers is involved in the death of Joseph Samuels. In flashbacks, we see the night's events from different viewpoints as army Sgt. Keeley ...

Das Boot ist voll (1981) 7.1

Das Boot ist voll (1981)

During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: four Jews, a French child, and ...

Mr. Klein (1976) 7.6

Mr. Klein (1976)

Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing discrimination because of laws enacted b...

Quezon’s Game (2018) 7.3

Quezon’s Game (2018)

In 1938, Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon agrees to welcome Jewish refugees from Germany in the Philippines....

Raid on Entebbe (1976) (TV) 6.8

Raid on Entebbe (1976) (TV)

Based on a true military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the P.F.L.P. The plane has about one hundred Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in Uganda. Israelis would not negotiate. ...

The Merchant of Venice (2004) 7

The Merchant of Venice (2004)

Venice, 1596. Melancholy Antonio loves the youthful Bassanio, so when Bassanio asks for 3000 ducats, Antonio says yes before knowing it's to sue for the hand of Portia. His capital tied up in merchant ships at sea, Anton...

Night and Fog (1956) 8.6

Night and Fog (1956)

One of the most vivid depictions of the horrors of Nazi Concentration Camps. Filmed in 1955 at several concentration camps in Poland, the film combines new color and black and white footage with black and white newsreels...

Shoah (1985) 8.7

Shoah (1985)

Claude Lanzmann directed this 9 1/2 hour documentary of the Holocaust without using a single frame of archive footage. He interviews survivors, witnesses, and ex-Nazis (whom he had to film secretly since they only agreed...

Cimarron (1931) 5.9

Cimarron (1931)

When the government opens up the Oklahoma territory for settlement, restless Yancey Cravat claims a plot of the free land for himself and moves his family there from Wichita. A newspaperman, lawyer, and just about everyt...

Are All Men Pedophiles? (2013) 6

Are All Men Pedophiles? (2013)

For the first time in history the tables have turned on men. In the past "Witch-Hunt" was associated with women but now it is associated with men. In an effort to protect our children society has started to isolate men. ...

Dangerous Moves (1984) 6.8

Dangerous Moves (1984)

Two masters of chess duel each other not only in their game but also in their different ideologies. The veteran Akiva is a Soviet Jew and ferocious Communist, master of his game but also dealing with a declining health w...

The Keep (1983) 5.8

The Keep (1983)

Nazis are sent to guard an old, mysterious fortress in a Romanian pass. One of them mistakenly releases an unknown force trapped within the walls. A mysterious stranger senses this from his home in Greece and travels to ...

En dag i oktober (1991) 6.4

En dag i oktober (1991)

This story, based on fact, is about the movement of Danish Jews out of Denmark to neutral Sweden in the 1940's. It focuses on a single family and tells of their involvement with the underground and of their own, initiall...

Closeness (2017) 6.6

Closeness (2017)

1998, Nalchik. A Jewish family is in trouble: the youngest son and his bride do not come home, and in the morning, a ransom note arrives. The ransom is so high that the family is forced not only to sell its small busines...

The Vigil (2019) 5.7

The Vigil (2019)

In the Hasidic community of Boro Park, Brooklyn, a despondent young man, short on both faith and funds, reluctantly agrees to assume the responsibility of an overnight shimmer and fulfill the Jewish practice of watching ...

Soldier of Orange (1977) 7.7

Soldier of Orange (1977)

This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war, the Nazi occupation and the liberation....

Edges of the Lord (2001) 6.8

Edges of the Lord (2001)

Polish 12 year-young city Jew Romek gets a crash-course in Catholicsim from his daddy ('stay hanging by your arms till your prayers are perfect') so he can be sent away and escape deportation (Auschwitz?) hiding in the c...

Bloom (2003) 5.5

Bloom (2003)

Fathers and sons and lovers. June, 1904. Leopold Bloom, Dublin Jew and cuckold, attends a funeral, recalls his infant son dead 11 years, faces an anti-Semite at a pub, has a phantasmagoric dream while at a brothel, feeds...

A Price Above Rubies (1998) 6.5

A Price Above Rubies (1998)

This movie is about a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of her wanting something more out of her life....

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970) 7.4

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

Mussolini's Italy, late 1930s: the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading wealthy Jewish families. Their adult children gather friends for tennis and parties at their lovely grounds, with the rest of the world at bay, whil...

Fortini/Cani (1976) 6.5

Fortini/Cani (1976)

The film is a sort of presentation of Franco Fortini's book 'I Cani del Sinai'. Fortini, an Italian Jew, reads excerpts from the book about his alienation from Judaism and from the social relations around him, the rise o...

The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (1973) 7.4

The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (1973)

In this riot of frantic disguises and mistaken identities, Victor Pivert, a blustering, bigoted French factory owner, finds himself taken hostage by Slimane, an Arab rebel leader. The two dress up as rabbis as they try t...

Avalon (1990) 7.2

Avalon (1990)

A Polish-Jewish family arrives in the U.S. at the beginning of the twentieth century and they and their children try to build themselves a better future in the promised land....

One Night with the King (2006) 6.1

One Night with the King (2006)

The young Jewish girl, Hadassah, goes on to become the Biblical Esther, the Queen of Persia, who saves the Jewish nation from annihilation at the hands of its archenemy....

The Last Five Years (2014) 5.9

The Last Five Years (2014)

The Last 5 Years by Tony award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown is a musical deconstruction of a love affair and a marriage taking place over a five year period. Jamie Wellerstein is a young, talented up ...

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009) (TV) 7.2

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009) (TV)

The story of Irena Sendler, a social worker who was part of the Polish underground during World War II and was arrested by the Nazis for saving the lives of nearly 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsa...

The Angel Levine (1970) 5.9

The Angel Levine (1970)

Morris Mishkin is a elderly religious Jew in New York. His wife Fanny is very ill. He's a tailor, but he can't work because his back has given out. He doesn't even have enough money for Fanny's medicine. Finally, a black...

Manon (1949) 6.9

Manon (1949)

An adaptation of Abbe Prevost's classic French novel 'Manon Lescaut', updated to post-World War II France, in which a former French Resistance activist rescues Manon from villagers who want to lynch her for collaborating...

The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973) 7.7

The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973)

The film depicts its protagonist, Joseph (Jan Nowicki), traveling through a dream-like world, taking a dilapidated train to visit his dying father in a sanatorium. When he arrives at the hospital, he finds the entire fac...

I Love You, I Love You Not (1996) 5.5

I Love You, I Love You Not (1996)

Prep school student Daisy and her European-born grandmother Nana share the sad stories of their lives: Daisy tells Nana of her romance with young Ethan and problems in school because she's Jewish; and Nana tells of her y...

The Last Metro (1980) 7.4

The Last Metro (1980)

Paris, 1942. Lucas Steiner is a Jew and was compelled to leave the country. His wife Marion, an actress, directs the theater for him. She tries to keep the theater alive with a new play, and hires Bernard Granger for the...

Toman (2018) 6.6

Toman (2018)

This fascinating historical drama looks at the life of "the Czech Schindler," Zdenek Toman, a controversial figure who was an unsavory politician and dubious entrepreneur, but also the savior of hundreds of European Jews...

The Hiding Place (1975) 7.5

The Hiding Place (1975)

Corrie and Betsie ten Boom are middle-aged sisters working in their father's watchmaker shop in pre-World War II Holland. Their uneventful lives are disrupted with the coming of the Nazis. Suspected of hiding Jews and ca...

“Joseph” (1995) (mini) 7.6

“Joseph” (1995) (mini)

The story begins in Egypt, in the marketplace of Avaris where Joseph is sold as a slave to Potiphar, the Pharaoh's Chief Steward. Joseph, the favored son of the patriarch Jacob, was given into captivity by his own enviou...

Genesis: The Creation and the Flood (1994) 5.7

Genesis: The Creation and the Flood (1994)

An all-enveloping darkness. Suddenly, a child's voice, frightened, questioning, pierces the darkness... The first flickering rays of light begin to sculpt mysterious shapes out of the darkness ... Among them, a very old ...

The Four Seasons (1981) 6.9

The Four Seasons (1981)

Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises....