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The Great Role (2004)

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89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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 ...See moreWhen 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 See less
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$1,839
Gross (US & Canada)
$11,419
Gross (World)
$306,981
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Release date
Oct 10, 2004 (United States)

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56 cast members
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Stéphane Freiss
Maurice Kurtz Maurice Kurtz   See fewer
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Bérénice Bejo
Perla Kurtz Perla Kurtz   See fewer
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Peter Coyote
Rudolph Grichenberg Rudolph Grichenberg   See fewer
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Paola Perez
Debby Grichenberg Debby Grichenberg   See fewer
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Lionel Abelanski
Simon Laufer Simon Laufer   See fewer
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Laurent Bateau
Elie Weill Elie Weill   See fewer
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Olivier Sitruk
Samy Rebbot Samy Rebbot   See fewer
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François Berléand
Benny Schwarz Benny Schwarz   See fewer
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Rufus
M. Silberman M. Silberman   See fewer
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Danièle Denie
Mme Silberman Mme Silberman   See fewer
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Gérard Caillaud
Le metteur en scène Le metteur en scène   See fewer
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Éric Naggar
Chef de plateau doublage Chef de plateau doublage   See fewer
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Alice Carel
Farida Farida   See fewer
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Charlie Dupont
Chauffeur Grichenberg Chauffeur Grichenberg   See fewer
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Lila Douro
Yaël Yaël   See fewer
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Jacques Zajdermann
Henri Bronstein (as Jacques Zajderman) Henri Bronstein (as Jacques Zajderman)   See fewer
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Paula Levy
Anna Bronstein Anna Bronstein   See fewer
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Pierre-Olivier Mornas
Jérôme Saulnier Jérôme Saulnier   See fewer
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Guillaume Noiret
Premier assistant Saulnier (as Guillaume Roiret) Premier assistant Saulnier (as Guillaume Roiret)   See fewer
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Lionel Nataf
Deuxième assistant Saulnier Deuxième assistant Saulnier   See fewer
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Esther Gorintin
Grand-mère Simon Grand-mère Simon   See fewer
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Madeleine Goldstein
Amie grand-mère Simon Amie grand-mère Simon   See fewer
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Adriana Santini
La grande blonde La grande blonde   See fewer
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Marie-Gaëlle Cals
Hôtesse d'accueil hôtel Hôtesse d'accueil hôtel   See fewer
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Abraham Leber
Le vieux monsieur scandalisé Le vieux monsieur scandalisé   See fewer
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Clément Harari
Le vieux sage Le vieux sage   See fewer
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Israel Goldstejn
Yiddish Redener participant au casting Yiddish Redener participant au casting   See fewer
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Michel Zelany
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Alain Zylbering
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Daniel Lerman
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Léon Lewkowitch
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Pierre Koch
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Jacques Majer
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Aby Rapaport
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Bernard Lapidus
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Kasimir Mololewski
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Mickaël Sabah
Ben, les assistant Grichenberg Ben, les assistant Grichenberg   See fewer
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Idit Cebula
Directrice de Casting Directrice de Casting   See fewer
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Audrey Azoulay
Assistante audition Grichenberg Assistante audition Grichenberg   See fewer
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Jean Lou Tepper
Directeur du ritz Directeur du ritz   See fewer
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Bruno Wolkowitch
Dr. Guez (voice) Dr. Guez (voice)   See fewer
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Cécile Lecomte
Comédienne doublage Comédienne doublage   See fewer
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Clément Sibony
Benoît Benoît   See fewer
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Elisabeth Guthmann
3eme assistant Grichenberg 3eme assistant Grichenberg   See fewer
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Olivia Sabah
Voix radio info (voice) Voix radio info (voice)   See fewer
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Thierry Colby
Voix tv (traduction interview Grichenberg) (voice) Voix tv (traduction interview Grichenberg) (voice)   See fewer
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Catherine Diament
Infirmiere Infirmiere   See fewer
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Claire Chazal
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Daniel Cohen
Inspecteur de police Inspecteur de police   See fewer
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5.5 / 10 | 149 votes