Morirse esta en Hebreo (My Mexican Shivah) (2007)

Morirse esta en Hebreo (My Mexican Shivah)

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The passing of a Mexican Jew whose appetite for life was stronger than his spiritual discipline makes for a difficult set of funeral arrangements in this comedy from filmmaker Alejandro Springall. Moishe (Sergio Klainer) was a happy-go-lucky guy living in Mexico City's Jewish quarter until the day he died -- appropriately enough while dancing at a party for a local Hebrew theater troupe. While Moishe was a man with plenty of friends, most of the folks he left behind to arrange his funeral don't … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Alejandro Springall, Jorge Goldenberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 15, 2009
Runtime:
Springall Pictures

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Cast


as Julia Palafox

as Rosita

as Dr. Berman

as Isaac Fischer

as Sargento Antúnez

as Eva Wolf
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Critic Reviews for Morirse esta en Hebreo (My Mexican Shivah)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

My Mexican Shivah kvetches its way through an insipid vision of cross-cultural conflict.

Full Review… | August 30, 2008
Village Voice
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Despite wacky klezmer music on the soundtrack, nothing terribly amusing or unpredictable happens.

Full Review… | August 29, 2008
New York Post
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Who needs subtitles when you can speak the universal language of stereotypes?

Full Review… | August 29, 2008
New York Daily News
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Repurposing clichés as springboards to deeper issues...[director Springall] reminds us that ritual can ease reconciliation, and that sometimes even meat and dairy can get along.

Full Review… | August 29, 2008
New York Times
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Alejandro Springall's My Mexican Shivah is another of the recent examples of the Jewish Diaspora absorbed in the preservation of its identity and its rituals in countries around the world.

Full Review… | August 27, 2008
New York Observer
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An altogether charming study of a dysfunctional (what else!) Jewish family in Mexico City.

Full Review… | December 29, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Morirse esta en Hebreo (My Mexican Shivah)

It was a nice try, but they didn't quite pull it off. The actors were all terrible, and the script wasn't very good. Occasional laughs, good direction and cinematography save this film from being a total mess.

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