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Holy Rollers

Posted by surfingall on May 1, 2010

Inspired by the true story of an Israeli drug dealer who used Hasidic Jews as mules in the late ’90s, “Holy Rollers” hangs its drama on a young Hasid’s crisis of faith. It’s 1998, and Sam Gold (Eisenberg), the son of a Brooklyn fabric-store owner (a fine Mark Ivanir), seems all set for a solid if unspectacular future in his Orthodox community, with an arranged marriage and a rabbinical calling to look forward to. But setbacks and dissatisfactions begin to mount, as Sam struggles with his studies — he’s consistently outperformed by his best friend, Leon (Jason Fuchs) — and the girl’s parents nix the engagement, preferring a groom from a family of greater social standing.

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