Zorros Bar Mizwa

Zorro's Bar Mitzva

Ruth Beckermann
At the Wailing Wall or in the spotlight of a stage, wearing a Zorro costume or a designer dress, solemn or rollicking: crossing the threshold to the adult world can take place in very different ways. This film accompanies four 12-year-olds - Sharon, Tom, Moishy, and Sophie - as they prepare for their bar or bat mitzvot. It takes a critical and ironic look at Jewish tradition and its interpretations, questions the significance of initiation rituals, and attempts to explore the diffuse terrain of adolescence.
Technical Data
Running time: 90
Format: DV/35 mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Sound: Dolby Digital
Language spoken: German
Subtitles: English
Production year: 2006
Director(s): Ruth Beckermann
Writer(s): Ruth Beckermann
Cinematographer(s): Nurith Aviv, Leena Koppe, André Wanne
Producer: Ruth Beckermann
Producers: Ruth Beckermann
Production company
Ruth Beckermann Filmproduktion
Marc-Aurel-Straße 5/10
1010 Vienna
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