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Casting

Directed by Emmanuel Finkiel
France, 2001
Documentary

Synopsis

Emmanuel Finkiel printed an ad: “Yiddish speakers, 65-90 yrs. old, wanted for fiction film.” He was flooded with responses and obtained some of the best acting performances we’ve seen. One day, he got a call from a woman whose father had recently died. She wanted a tape of her father’s audition.

Synopsis

Emmanuel Finkiel printed an ad: “Yiddish speakers, 65-90 yrs. old, wanted for fiction film.” He was flooded with responses and obtained some of the best acting performances we’ve seen. One day, he got a call from a woman whose father had recently died. She wanted a tape of her father’s audition.

CastingDirected byEmmanuel Finkiel

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Awards & Festivals

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Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema
2002
European Film Awards
2001 | Nominee: European Documentary
DOK Leipzig
2001 | 2 honorable mentions including: FIPRESCI Prize
2001 | Winner: Prize of the Trade Union 'ver.di'

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