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Directed by Viviane Andereggen

Germany 2015 82 mins.

Twelve-year-old Simon has a lot to deal with. His life in Hamburg has him traveling back and forth like a ping-pong ball between his recently divorced mom and dad. To complicate matters further, his family is religiously divided. His newly observant father Frank insists that his squeamish son sacrifice his foreskin before his Bar Mitzvah, while liberal-minded mom Hannah is fed up with the pious posturing of her ex-husband. In the meantime, Simon falls head over heels in love with his new rabbi Rebecca, who is unfortunately twenty years his senior. Thanks to the Machiavellian scheming of Simon’s friends, his quest to win her heart fuels a comical family feud. “A delightful, rapid-fire story of pubescent awkwardness.”—Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. (German with English Subtitles)



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