The Great Role (2004)
1h 29min · Comedy, Drama, Romance · 13 October 2004
When a famous American film director, Rudolph Grichenberg, comes to Paris to cast a Yiddish version of 'The Merchant of Venice,' Maurice Kurtz and his friends try out for the role of Shylock. Thinking he has finally been cast in an important film role after years of obscurity, Maurice rushes home to tell his beloved wife, Perla. Later, Maurice discovers the part has gone to a famous American star, but he must play the role of his life to be sure Perla, who has become very ill with cancer, doesn't find out.
- Written by
Sujit R. Varma
Director(s): Steve SuissaCast: Stéphane Freiss, Bérénice Bejo, François Berléand