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Year: 2001
USA: Paramount Classics
Cast: William H Macy, Laura Dern, Meat Loaf, David Paymer
Director: Neal Slavin
Country: USA
USA: 104 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for thematic material, violence and some sexual content
USA Release Date: 19 October 2001 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York)


Set in the early 1940's towards the end of the 2nd World War an ordinary married couple living in a Brooklyn, New York neighborhood suddenly finds themselves the focus of attention from their neighbours. Lawrence Newman (William H Macy) and his wife Gertrude (Laura Dern) live a quiet life but one day Lawrence starts to wear glasses and that minute change in his facial appearance ends up with them being mistakenly identified as Jews. At the receiving end of racial prejudice from their anti-Semitic neighbors they become friendly with a local Jewish immigrant and embark on a struggle for their daily survival and dignity.

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