Rabbi Malenkovich Angela Gots Advertise About Tips Contact Us. It’s OK that the entire film is depressing, but none of the elements cinematography, music, editing, acting, directing made it interesting, so it’s dark and boring. Please enter your birth date to watch this video: Samuel Dixon plays Daanyik, doing a pretty good job for this script. I don’t want to knock the guy if this was really what happened to him and not an exaggeration hopefully this was therapeutic for him but this is not a well constructed, written, or executed film.

This review contains spoilers , click expand to view. As his battles grow fiercer, Daanyik, at the tender age of nine, is left to overcome insurmountable odds to save himself and his mother from complete destruction. January February March April May June July August September October November December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Enter You are not allowed to view this material at this time. Met him and his wife at the premiere. Immigrant is reportedly based on writer-director Barry Shurchin’s own family history, but the story he’s chosen to tell is so melodramatic and relentlessly grim that any passion he feels for the material isn’t reflected onscreen. I kept my distance what was I going to say?

I like that guy though, he’s a good dude.

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Daanyik’s childhood of pencil drawings and toy soldier battles in Moscow is interrupted overnight as he is hurled immigrnat the harsh reality of adulthood in New York City. Variety – Ronnie Scheib Oct 29, My main issue with this kid is his character is an angry little man with not a lot of that endearing kid spark that despite his problems would exist and make the audience on his side more instead it all gets lost in this grim, messy tale of self pity.

Once installed in America the film cutting from a Moscow flat to rattier New Shurchim digsand working a menial job far below his former position as an automobile designer, Deema becomes even drunker, more dissatisfied and morose, melodramatically slitting his wrist in front of wife and son. The director kept switching from one interior to another without even using establishing shots.


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Not GoodNot Bad. Immigrant is reportedly based on writer-director Barry Shurchin’s own family history, but the story he’s chosen to tell is so melodramatic and relentlessly grim that any passion he feels for the material isn’t reflected onscreen.

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This kovie and haggard looking woman yells too often. We survey over 60 experts and our The fighting amongst the classroom children looked incredibly fake. Dixon encounters a kindly, parable-spouting head rabbi a voluminously bearded Paul Sorvino and a sadistic, sexually abusive rabbi Michael Lerner, similarly hirsutewhose nose Daanyik self-righteously bloodies.

Harry Hamlin plays the father and the only person that shows a glimmer of talent but definitely one of his worst performances simply because the material is not the greatest. Village Voice – Chuck Wilson Oct 29, I agree with everything the first reviewer said about this film.

Movies and Shows Brary Watched in The coming of age story of a young Russian immigrant and his parents during their first turbulent years in America. Which I found very weird and distracting and for a film that is not that long to begin with in actual time not the time you feel like you are sitting there it seems like a lot of filler to take up time and make it look like a more serious true film or maybe to make up time they couldn’t afford to film as this is obviously an extremely low budget film.

Even for the melodramatic this was unconvincing, uncontrolled, and caricature cartoonish.

You will be redirected back to your article in seconds. Hi, nice to meet you, you were the worst actor in the film? Universum is a year-old company that started out in home entertainment before [ It follows the story of a 9 year old boy that leaves Russia with his parents to New York because of their fear against Jews regardless of the fact there’s millions of Russian Jews.


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Posted from IMDb Went to the premiere of this a couple weeks ago to support a friend who worked on the film and shurhcin my girlfriend and I to come keep him company.

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Filmmaker to filmmaker, this needed much more work and time before it even went to film it looks like and a lot more during filming and post. But, at one point, Deema complains about the difficulty of speaking Russian, painstakingly eking out a simple English phrase that contrasts mightily with the fluent, colloquial if accented English he has been speaking all through the pic, consistency be damned.

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Unwillingly sent to a Yeshiva school, Daanyik Samuel J. The director should cut out all of the black and white footage, shoot some great looking exterior shots, put in some music that actually contributes to the story, re-edit the film, ADR a lot of the dialog and then he’d have a better product, otherwise, if I HAD to see this, I’d rather just see a version of it as a play because that’s what it felt like.

After arriving in New York his character Deema is embarrassed he needs to have another job than what he did in Russia and that is apparently enough to be an alcoholic, dwell in self pity, and take his own life.

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