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samuel-613 (2015)

The story of Shmilu, a Hasidic Jew in crisis, torn between his community and the romantic possibilities of trendy East London.

Director:

Billy Lumby

Writer:

Billy Lumby
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Theo Barklem-Biggs ... Shmilu / Samuel
Samuel Leibowitz Samuel Leibowitz ... Tatty
Letty Butler Letty Butler ... Shmilu's Wife / 'Jezebel'
David de Keyser David de Keyser ... Zeidy
Robert Firth ... Aaron Feldman
Abigail Parmenter ... Chani
Hadassa Reich Hadassa Reich ... Gitty
Otto Baxter Otto Baxter ... Yoel
Bella Kerridge Bella Kerridge ... Bubby
Matty Turner Matty Turner ... Young Shmilu
Denise Orita Denise Orita ... Housing Officer
Emeka Sesay Emeka Sesay ... Street Bully
Alexander Aplerku Alexander Aplerku ... Street Youth
Magdalena Sverlander ... Girl (as Magdalena McNab)
Mo Herskovic Mo Herskovic ... (voice)
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Storyline

The story of Shmilu, a Hasidic Jew in crisis, torn between his community and the romantic possibilities of trendy East London.

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Genres:

Short | Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

Yiddish | English

Release Date:

27 April 2015 (UK) See more »

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Color:

Color
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In an effort to contrast and compare the traditional differences between Jewish communities in the UK and those of the US, director Billy Lumby welcomed some of the ad-libbing offered by the American actor Robert Firth. Lumby allowed for some of the improvised Yiddish humor to highlight the more casual relationship that some American Jews have with their religion . See more »

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