The Believer

The Believer (2001)

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Corrected entry: Danny Balint spends all his formative years in a yeshiva. The friends he meets from the past each wear a yarmulke, a sign of being an Orthodox Jew. Yet when he goes to the synagogue after being invited, there are women wearing "talliths" (or talithim in Hebrew) as well as the mixing of men and women in the congegation. This would never happen in an Orthodox synagogue.

Correction: All Jews, whether orthodox, reform or conservative, have the choice to wear yamulkes. Because the friends were wearing yamulkes does NOT automatically mean that they are orthodox Jews. It is perfectly viable that they wore yamulkes as non-orthodox jews, and therefore attended a non-orthodox synagogue.

Continuity mistake: When Daniel comes home on the evening of Yom HaKippurim, and his girlfriend wants to have a traditional meal, you can see by the light that it's sunset. Yet when right afterwards he's walking down the street, you can see that it's a much earlier time of the day.

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Guy Danielson: People hate Jews, do you agree?
Daniel Balint: The very word makes their skin crawl. They undermine traditional life, and they deracinate society. Just take a look at the greatest Jewish minds ever. Marx, Freud, Einstein. What have they given us? Communism, infantile sexuality, and the atom bomb.
Guy Danielson: Danny, this is great. But how can you believe all of this... when you're a Jew yourself?

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