Trembling Before G-d (2001)
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Movie Details
Studio New Yorker
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 84 mins
Country USA
Color Color
The Hidden Lives of Gay and Lesbian Orthodox and Hasidic Jews.

Trembling Before G-d is an unprecedented feature documentary that shatters assumptions about faith, sexuality, and religious fundamentalism. Built around intimately told personal stories of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian, the film portrays a group of people who face a profound dilemma - how to reconcile their passionate love for Judaism and the Divine with the drastic biblical prohibitions that forbid homosexuality.

As the film unfolds, we meet a range of individuals - some hidden, some out - from the world's first openly gay Orthodox rabbi, to closeted, married Hasidic gays and lesbians. Many have been tragically rejected and their pain is raw, yet with irony, humor, and resilience, they love, care, struggle, and debate with a tradition that is thousands of years old.

Vividly shot with a courageous few over five years in Brooklyn, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, London, Miami, and San Francisco, Trembling Before G-d is an international project with global implications that strikes at the meaning of spirituality and tradition in the world.
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Index 410
Collection Status In Collection
Links DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 717119823344
Chapters 20
Release Date 10/21/2003
Subtitles Spanish; Hebrew; Yiddish
Packaging Custom Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Interview with the Director
Conversation with the Editor and Director
Director's Short Film, Tomboychik
Deleted Scenes
International Resource Guide
Theatrical Trailer
Scene Selections