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National Theatre Live: Travelling Light (2012)

How had a twenty-two-year-old pretentious layabout made a discovery that would elude every other cinematic pioneer for years to come? In a remote village in Eastern Europe, around 1900, the... See full summary »

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Nicholas Wright

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tom Allwinton Tom Allwinton ... Yeshiva Boy
Norma Atallah ... Wife
Roy Baron Roy Baron ... Yeshiva Boy
Pablo Carciofa Pablo Carciofa ... Yeshiva Boy
Jack Chissick ... Reb Gershon
Philip Cox Philip Cox ... Doctor
Harry Dickman ... Rabbi
Mark Extance Mark Extance ... Mo
Michael Grinter Michael Grinter ... Dying man
Colin Haigh Colin Haigh ... Josef
Paul Jesson ... Maurice Montgomery
Jeffry Kaplow Jeffry Kaplow ... Reb Korovitz
Tom Keller Tom Keller ... Teacher
Sue Kelvin Sue Kelvin ... Tsippa
Julia Korning Julia Korning ... Young woman
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How had a twenty-two-year-old pretentious layabout made a discovery that would elude every other cinematic pioneer for years to come? In a remote village in Eastern Europe, around 1900, the young Motl Mendl is entranced by the flickering silent images on his father's cinematograph. Bankrolled by Jacob, the ebullient local timber merchant, and inspired by Anna, the girl sent to help him make moving pictures of their village, he stumbles on a revolutionary way of story-telling. Forty years on, Motl - now a famed American film director - looks back on his early life and confronts the cost of fulfilling his dreams. I know it was in the picture. I made the picture and now the cow's getting paid and I'm not! Following Vincent in Brixton and The Reporter, Nicholas Wright's new play is a funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood's golden age. The award-winning Antony Sher - whose previous work with the National Theatre includes ... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2012 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,043
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