United Kingdom: December 08 2017
United States: July 28 2017
Ranking: 4,310 out of 13,601 movies (up 4529)
8.4 by 5 media
Brooklyn's orthodox Jewish community is the scenery for this film. 'Menashe' tells the story of its homonymous protagonist, a Jewish father whose wife has just passed away. With a mediocre job at a grocery store, and always on the rush, he barely manages to get a stable salary. Menashe is fighting to regain the custody over his son Rieven, but the local Rabbi won't listen to him until he gets married again, since, as the Torá goes, "a man should not be alone". However, Menashe doesn't feel attracted by the idea, because his old marriage was not very happy. In spite of Rieven and him getting along quite well, Menashe finds it hard to live again with his son. This is the first fiction film by Joshua Z Weinstein, and is filmed in English and Yiddish.