The Jew Movie Review 1996

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Portrait of 18th century playwright Antonio Jose da Silva (Pinheiro), whose family was forcibly converted from their Jewish faith by the Catholic Church. Living in Lisbon, da Silva founded a puppet theatre for which he wrote comic operas. Eventually condemned for heresy, he was executed by the Inquisition in 1739. Explicit torture scenes. Portuguese with subtitles.


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Available on VHS
Running time 85 minutes.
Originally from Portuguese.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, Writers, Religion, Judaism, True Stories, This Is Your Life
Millor Fernandes, Billy Eckstine, Gilvan Pereira
Felipe Pinheiro, Dina Sfat, Mario Viegas, Edwin Luisi, Jose Neto
Eduardo Serra
Jom Tob Azulay

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