To Dust

Release Date: February 8th, 2019

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

A Hasidic cantor in upstate New York, distraught by the untimely death of his wife, befriends a local community college biology professor and the two embark on an increasingly literal undertaking into the underworld.

Cast: Géza Röhrig, Sammy Voit, Matthew Broderick, Bern Cohen, Ben Hammer, Leo Heller, Marceline Hugot, Jill Marie Lawrence

Director: Shawn Snyder

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: UnLTD Productions, Bron Studios, Wing and a Prayer Pictures, Salem Street Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    David D'ArcyScreen International

    If tenderness is deployed to ease Shmuel’s grieving, those are not the scenes which give To Dust its special pungency, or what make you laugh. This film is at its best when it goes for the gut. show more

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    With matter-of-fact Jewish wit, it accepts these beliefs as the story's ground rules, understanding that Shmuel won't make peace with his wife's death until he finds some way of reconciling his ideas with physical realities. If only all conflicts between religion and observable facts came to ends as satisfying as this film does. show more

  • 80
    Lorry KiktaFilm Threat

    This is a very inventive, original story, in a cinematic landscape that sometimes seems bereft of such things. show more

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