The Burial Society (2004)

The Burial Society
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 35mins.
Genres Drama, Thriller
Keywords N/A
Status Released
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
James Hazel Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Claudia Ventura Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
George Blondheim Music n/a 120781 8000001
Jeremy Pressner Editor n/a 172 7000001
Max Thornhill Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000004
Danny Nowak Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Victoria Reeb Set Decorator n/a 165 9000003
Corinne Clark Casting n/a 179 10000001
Rick Bal Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Adrian Salpeter Publicity n/a 120789 29000001
Katia Stano Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Corey C Witte Production Executive n/a 118216 11000001
Eve Brandstein Casting n/a 179 10000002
Patricia Dyer Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
David Bouck Line Producer n/a 161 5000002
Bill Meilen Actor Harry Epstein 1 1000006
Nicholas Racz Director n/a 2 2000001
Jan Rubes Actor Marvin Telekunsky 1 1000005
Allan Rich Actor Hy Liebowitz 1 1000004
David Paymer Actor Mory Zimmer 1 1000002
Rob LaBelle Actor Sheldon Kasner 1 1000003
Richard Baumgartel Producer n/a 3 3000001
Howard Dancyger Producer n/a 3 3000002
Nicholas Racz Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
David Bouck Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
John Davis Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Raymond Massey Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
J. Todd Harris Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Seymour Cassel Actor Sam Goldberg 1 1000001
Synopsis
A thriller set against the backdrop of the Orthodox Jewish chevrah kadisha about the world's most unlikely criminal as he infiltrates the mysterious world of the Jewish burial society. Sheldon Kasner arrives in town and offers his services to the local Chevrah Kadisha. The seemingly harmless businessman is just the new blood they need for their dying tradition. Pinning their hopes of survival on this unlikely stranger, the old men set about indoctrinating him into their dark and mysterious world, teaching him the extraordinary rituals of the Chevrah Kadisha--from the preparation and anointing of the corpses to the actual burial. Before long, a kinship begins to form between Shel and the old men. However, Shel has an agenda of his own. Having spent the better part of life as a loans manager, he has watched life pass him by. That is, until a mysterious event changes the course of his life and sets in motion a complex scheme involving the theft of $2 million dollars.
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