Terrific film comedy for introducing students to Jewishness in contemporary Germany. Levy plays with stereotypes and assumptions, as well as with the awkwardness experienced by Jews and non-Jews when dealing with questions of faith and observance in contemporary culture. Levy combines this portrayal with a satire on Ostalgie, on fragile masculinity and on East/West identity stereotypes. A great film to put on your ‘post-GDR’ course to widen the range of discussion.

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