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Divan (A Divany)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:March 17, 2004
Running time:77 minutes
Cast:Amichai Lau Lavie, Basya Schechter, Louis Farkovitz, Mark Joseph Altman, Michelle Miller
Director:Pearl Gluck
Producer:Pearl Gluck
Writer:Pearl Gluck, Zelda Greenstein
Distributor:Zeitgeist Films

Description: To reclaim an ancestral couch upon which esteemed rabbis slept, Pearl Gluck travels from her Hasidic community in Brooklyn to her roots in Hungary. Along the way, a colorful cast of characters gets involved--the couch exporter, her ex-communist cousin in Budapest, a pair of matchmakers, and a renegade group of formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews. The chronicle creates a visual parable that offers the possibility of personal reinvention and cultural re-upholstery.

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