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A Mentsh (Boris Dorfman - A Mentsh)

A Mentsh (Boris Dorfman - A Mentsh)
"A Mentsh" (full title: Boris Dorfman – A Mentsh) is a movie shot entirely in the Yiddish language. It's set in the former multinational city of Lviv, Ukraine, and the first part of a planned Yiddish trilogy (Lviv, Tel Aviv, New York). Lviv was a centre of Jewish life for more than 600 years. During World War II this special culture was destroyed. 75 years after the beginning of the war, Boris Dorfman takes us on an oneiric trip to all the places of horror and hope reflecting the Jewish history. The 90-year-old activist is virtually the last one in town still speaking the almost extinct language of Yiddish - he is like a living relic of the past and a fighter against oblivion. While remembering the past, he lives in the present and tries to prepare the people for the future – he is "a mentsh", someone full of love and empathy.

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