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Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish

  • Release Date: May 11, 2012
  • Genres: Drama
  • Director:Eve Annenberg


Ava, a bitter middle aged Brooklyn nurse has to translate Shakespeare's play from arcane to modern Yiddish for her Master's coursework. When needs help, she hires gorgeous, charismatic and ethically challenged Lazer and Mendy, two young Ultra Orthodox dropouts living like scam artist-refugees on the streets of Brooklyn in a stolen van. They've never heard of the play, the playwright, and don't know how it ends! As they start to modernize and imbibe the poetry and action, they fall under its rapturous...more

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