Lies My Father Told Me | 1975

Drama
David is a young Jewish boy growing up in Montreal in the 1920s. His father, Harry, a self-consumed inventor who yearns for assimilation and acceptance, is not religious. His loving grandfather Zaida is devout, with his ...more
Director: Jan Kadar
Awards: 1 Golden Globe win. Another 1 win & 2 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Zaida

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... Harry Herman

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... Annie Herman

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... Mr Baumgarten

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... Mrs Tannenbaum

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... Mrs Bondy

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... Uncle Benny

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... Edna

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... Cleo

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Writers

Screenplay

Book as Source Material

Company

Canadian Film Development Corporation

Production Company

Famous Players Ltd

Production Company

Pentacle VIII Productions

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Pentimento Productions

Production Company

Synopsis

David is a young Jewish boy growing up in Montreal in the 1920s. His father, Harry, a self-consumed inventor who yearns for assimilation and acceptance, is not religious. His loving grandfather Zaida is devout, with his heart still back on the old continent. Every Sunday, as David and Zaida collect scrap metal in a horse and carriage, grandfather preaches Judaism to grandson. David must come to his own conclusions on his Jewish identity and faith.

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