ZORROS BAR MIZWA

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ZORROS BAR MIZWA

ZORRO'S BAR MITZVA

Ruth Beckermann
A, 2006
Documentaries, 90min, OmeU

ZORROS BAR MIZWA

Ruth Beckermann
A, 2006
Documentaries, 90min, OmeU

Cast: 
Sharon Mamistvalov
Tom Sattler
Moishy Ortner
Sophie Landesmann
André Wanne
Screenplay: 
Ruth Beckermann
Sound: 
Günther Tuppinger
Stefan Holzer
Camera: 
Nurith Aviv
Leena Koppe
André Wanne
Editor: 
Dieter Pichler
Thomas Woschitz

Production: 
Ruth Beckermann Filmproduktion Marc Aurel-Straße 5 1010 Wien T 1 533 25 08 office@ruthbeckermann.com
World Sales: 
Autlook Filmsales Zieglergasse 75/1 1070 Wien T 1 720 55 35 70 welcome@autlookfilms.com
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen Mariahilfer Straße 58/7 1070 Wien T 1 523 43 62 office@filmladen.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

At the Wailing Wall or in the spotlight of a stage, wearing a Zorro costume or a designer dress, solemn or rollicking: Crossing the threshold to the adult world can take place in very different ways. This film accompanies four 12-year-olds - Sharon, Tom, Moishy, and Sophie - as they prepare for their bar or bat mitzvot. It takes a critical and ironic look at Jewish tradition and its interpretations, questions the significance of initiation rituals, and attempts to explore the diffuse terrain of adolescence.