Harry Rosenmerck, an Ashkenazi Jewish American cardiologist, left everything to become a pig farmer in the Holy Land.

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Amanda Sthers

Writers:

Amanda Sthers (written for the screen by), Amanda Sthers (book)
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Credited cast:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... David
James Caan ... Harry
Rosanna Arquette ... Monica
Tom Hollander ... Moshe
Efrat Dor ... Annabelle
Reem Kherici ... Rivka
Patrick Bruel ... Michel
Joe Sheridan ... Richard Jacob
Ginnie Watson ... Adoption Inspector
Dina Doron ... Mrs. Lapierre
Sharon Mann ... The radiologist
Loai Nofi ... Hassan
Thierry Harcourt ... Lawrence
Florence Bloch ... Bathsheba
Axel Kiener Axel Kiener ... Man Tel Aviv
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Harry Rosenmerck, an Ashkenazi Jewish American cardiologist, left everything to become a pig farmer in the Holy Land.

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Comedy | Drama

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Connections

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Reading the book helps
22 June 2019 | by kne_2011See all my reviews

I read the novel, which is a collection of letters between the characters, when it first came out. I really enjoyed the film! It has the same feel as the book, which makes sense as the author is also the writer and director. If you haven't read the book, I can see where you may feel it is a bit jumpy.

The acting is great, Hollander is my favorite actor and I always enjoy James Caan as well. They work well together and I really enjoyed their scenes. The supporting cast is also charismatic.

The story is, again, enhanced by having read the book I think. We're looking into the lives of these characters, and the events take a realistic approach in not giving a big resolution. I feel this enforces the principle that time goes on, and nothing is ever wrapped up in a big tidy bow forever.

Overall it is a sweet film about friendship, family, love, growing old, and death. I think it teaches a few timely lessons. It's an easy way to pass a couple of hours.


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Release Date:

21 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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$304,998
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