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Mark Ritchie <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 28 Jan 1993 11:18:35 EST
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Here is some more info on The Quarrel.  Very interesting, well done film.
  TITLE:  the Quarrel
       Cinema Studies - Features - Rental
       Religion and Philosophy - Rental
       PRODUCTION COMPANY:  Atlantis Films Limited, Apple & Honey
       PRODUCTION DATE:  1991
       COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:  Canada
       ORIGINAL LANGUAGE:  English
            Acting:  R.H. Thompson (Chaim Kovler)
            Acting:  Saul Rubinek (Hersh Rasseyner)
            Design:  Michael Joy (Art)
            Direction:  Eli Cohen
            Editing:  Havelock Gradidge
            Music:  William Goldstein
            Photography:  John Berrie
            Production:  David Brandes
            Production:  Kim Todd
            Production:  Lindsay Law
            Production:  Paul Bronfman
            Production:  Peter Sussman
            Script:  Chaim Grade (Story)
            Script:  David Brandes
            Sound:  Donald Cohen
                 This film focuses on some of the most difficult and
            disturbing philosophical questions of our time.  Chaim
            Kovler, a Yiddish writer, is a deeply troubled man.  Haunted
            by the memories of the family and friends he lost during the
            holocaust, he survives by writing poetry and having the
            occasional one-night stand.  In Montreal for a reading of
            his work, he pays a visit to Mount Royal for a moment of
            quiet reflection. There, he spots a group of orthodox Jews
            celebrating Rosh Hashanah.  To his amazement one of the
            group is his old friend Hersh Rasseyner, who became his
            bitter enemy when Chaim left the orthodox path.  Hersh, a
            pious and passionate descendent of an illustrious line of
            rabbis, has survived along with his faith.  Galvanized by
            the suffering of his people, Hersh is more determined than
            ever to shut out the world to protect Judaism.  Chaim and
            Hersh share tears of joy when they find each other, but
            quickly slip into the quarrel that tore them apart 15 years
            earlier.  What ensues is the classic debate between the
            religious and secular worlds.  Through the course of the
            film, which takes place in one day, they struggle with their
            love and hate for each other in an attempt at
            reconciliation.  Finally, transcending their differences,
            they share their personal stories and come to a new
            understanding about themselves, their brotherhood, and the
            issues that really separate them.
       CRITERION   C  ---            MEDIA LIBRARY  MP35
            C  O M   24 fps  01:28:00 3168 ft   EN-  ---  C
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Foreign Sales:  Atlantis Releasing Inc.
                65 Heward Avenue
                Toronto, Ontario, Canada
                M4M 2T5
                Phone:  (416) 462-0246
                Fax  :  (416) 462-0254
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Media Librarian                   | Fax: (519) 888-6197
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