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PG| 1 hr. 31 min.

Plot Summary
Moshe (Shuli Rand) and Malli (Michal Bat-Sheva Rand), an Orthodox Jewish couple in Jerusalem, are childless and without means to celebrate the weeklong holiday of Succoth. After much prayer, they receive unexpected money, and Moshe is told about an abandoned shack where he and Malli can properly deprive themselves and receive guests. However, they are visited by two ex-convicts with an unexpected link to Moshe's past, and the celebration becomes a series of emotional trials.

Cast: Shuli Rand , Michal Bat-Sheva Rand , Shaul Mizrahi , Ilan Ganani , Rabbi Daniel Dayan ,

Director: Giddi Dar

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Picturehouse

Ushpizin (2004)

Release Date: October 19th, 2005|1 hr. 31 min.

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  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    You need not be a believer to appreciate its humor and humanity. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Does what the best movies can do: take viewers to what might be unfamiliar places, into a culture with unique customs and traditions, and show, through drama and comedy, how the fundamental truths of the human experience need no translation. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Gentle and affecting, it offers an introduction to a mostly unfamiliar world while touching on issues recognizable to all. show more

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