Grand Role

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Product Overview

Thinking he has been cast in a Yiddish version of The Merchant of Venice, struggling Parisian actor Maurice tells his beloved wife Perla. But when the part goes to a famous American star, Maurice must play the role of his life to be sure Perla, who has become very ill, doesn't find out.


Studio First Run Features
SKU 40724227
UPC 720229911832
UPC 14 00720229911832
Format DVD
Release Date 8/27/2014
Name Freiss,Stephane
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Berenice Bejo - Actor
Daniel Cohen, et. al. - Writer
Daniel Goldenberg - Based On Novel By
David Marouani - Original Music By
Eric Barboza - Production Designer
Guillaume Schiffman - Cinematographer
Lionel Abelanski - Actor
Monica Coleman - Editor
Peter Coyote - Actor
Stephane Freiss - Actor
Steve Suissa - Director
Review [The Grand Role] has little to offer except a maudlin love story that ironically feels like a Tinseltown tearjerker facsimile...the ridiculous movie-within-the-movie deserves more screen time, if only to balance the wretchedly sentimental (and unintentionally Spiel-bergian) finale.
Reviewer David Ng
ReviewRating 3
DVD, French, English, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Freiss,Stephane
Label First Run Feature
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
New York Magazine Engaging and undeniabley moving.
The New York Times A touching Parisian love story!
Variety A couwd-pleasing dramatic comedy about love, friendship and Jewish pride.
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