Snow in August

Snow in August

Director: Richard Friedenberg Cast: Stephen Rea, Lolita Davidovich, Harvey Berger

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A boy learning the lessons of the Torah wonders if they can be used to avenge an attack on his best friend in this drama based on the novel by Pete Hamill. Michael (Peter Tambakis) is an 11-year-old boy growing up in an Irish Catholic neighborhood in Brooklyn in 1947. While looking for a place to get out of the weather in the midst of a freak snowstorm, Michael meets Judah Hirsch (Stephen Rea), a rabbi from Czechoslovakia, and the two become unlikely friends. Judah fascinates Michael with tales from Jewish folklore, and Michael gives Judah a crash course in the finer points of baseball. But not everyone in Michael's neighborhood is as open-minded as he is, and Judah is attacked by a gang of anti-Semitic toughs. As Judah's life lies in the balance, Michael wonders if Judah's tales of magic and mysticism might hold a key to getting justice for his friend. Snow in August also features Lolita Davidovich as Michael's mother.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/03/2003
UPC: 0758445306620
Original Release: 2001
Rating: NR
Source: Showtime Ent.
Region Code: 1
Sound: [monaural, Dolby Surround]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 63,084

Special Features

Closed Caption; In-depth filmographies; Extensive photo gallery

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Mr. G's [5:01]
2. I'm Not Gonna Squeal [10:29]
3. The Treasure [9:14]
4. Language Lessons [6:52]
5. What God Gives [7:06]
6. Creating a Golem [11:07]
7. Leah Hirsch [10:52]
8. No Witnesses [8:52]
9. The Secret Name of God [11:35]
10. The Golem [11:15]
11. God Exists [9:22]
12. Credits [3:01]

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Snow in August 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
if you believe in fairies you will enjoy this story
Guest More than 1 year ago
i know gollums are fantasy but it was cool to see a portrayal of one, as well as the breaking of Jewish stereotypes. i've only heard of gollums as monsters and this one was portrayed in a much better light. I really liked the Rabbi a lot and how he taught the boy, the emphasis on learning, etc.