Ushpizin (2005)

Ushpizin
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Foreign
Keywords faith
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Shuli Rand Actor Moshe Bellanga 1 1000001
Michal Bat Sheva Rand Actor Malli Bellanga 1 1000002
Shaul Mizrahi Actor Eliyahu Scorpio 1 1000003
Ilan Gannai Actor Yossef 1 1000004
Avraham Abutbul Actor Ben Baruch 1 1000005
Yonathan Danino Actor Gabai 1 1000006
Daniel Dayan Actor n/a 1 1000007
Michael Vaigel Actor n/a 1 1000008
Daniel Rand Actor n/a 1 1000009
Yizhak Levkovits Actor n/a 1 1000010
Shmuel Ovadia Actor n/a 1 1000011
Gidi Dar Director n/a 2 2000001
Rafi Bukaee Producer n/a 3 3000001
Gidi Dar Producer n/a 3 3000002
Shuli Rand Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Shlomit Smadja Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Gadi Levi Line Producer n/a 161 5000002
Ziv Ben Zvi Line Producer n/a 161 5000003
Amit Yasur Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Isaac Sehayek Editor n/a 172 7000001
Nadav Harel Editor n/a 172 7000002
Nathaniel Mechaly Music n/a 120781 8000001
Iosif Bardanashvili Music n/a 120781 8000002
Adi Ran Music n/a 120781 8000003
Ido Dollev Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Ido Dollev Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Chen Harpaz Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Synopsis
As the festive holiday of Succoth approaches, big hearted Moshe Bellanga, a devoutly religious man and a member of the Breslau Chasidim, finds himself broke--a self describes "lump of sadness." Moshe doesn't have the money to scrape together a Succah, a temporary dwelling religious Jews stay in during the festival to commemorate the time of Exodus; nor does he have the means to purchase the four plant species, upon which devout Jews are commanded to make blessings during the holiday. The most important species, the citron, is considered a blessing for having male children. To further his struggles, Moshe has been married to his wife, Malli, for five years and they are still childless. With financial struggles abound and mounting sadness that their immediate family is not expanding, they pray for help, and end up receiving an anonymous gift of $1,000 from a local charity organization--they take it as a holiday miracle. Moshe quickly uses the money to purchase a citron believed to be the most perfect in all of Jerusalem, as well as decorate a seemingly abandoned Succah. However, instead of this money simply being a "miracle," it ultimately leads to the arrival of two suspect strangers, with criminal pasts, appearing on their doorstep.