Der Dibuk (The Dybbuk) (1938)

Der Dibuk (The Dybbuk)

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S. Ansky's popular Yiddish-language play The Dybbuk was definitively filmed in this 1938 Polish production. A young man and young woman, promised in marriage before they are even born, fall in love with one another on their own volition. The girl's father, seeking out a wealthier son-in-law, tries to wriggle out of the deal. In desperation, the boy kills himself -- whereupon his soul is transferred to the girl during the wedding ceremony. It is up to Rabbi Azrielke (Abraham Morewski) to sort … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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On DVD: May 31, 2005
Runtime:
Foreign Cinema Arts Inc.

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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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A film overlaid with real tragedy, created by artists long disappeared, dispersed and destroyed, but one still brimming with life and soul and artistry.

Full Review… | April 20, 2011
Electric Sheep

The best of the Yiddish-language cinema.

Full Review… | April 7, 2005
Film Threat

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