Me and the Jewish Thing

Ulrik Gutkin, Denmark, 2009

43 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

A cheerful and thought-provoking documentary that studies the collision of two cultures. It examines what it means to be a non-religious Jew in Denmark today. A conflict arises between a Danish Jewish man (the director himself) and his Danish atheist partner, who gives birth their baby boy. They find themselves at the horns of a dilemma; is their son to be circumcised or not? This question sets the director off on a personal quest to learn more about his Jewish identity.
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Original title Mig og jøderiet
Danish title Mig og jøderiet
Keywords Judaism, Jews, Identity, Circumcision
Director Ulrik Gutkin
Screenplay Dan Hoffmann
Director of Photography Ulrik Gutkin, Casper Høyberg
Editor Lars Juul Jensen
Production country Denmark
Production company Copenhagen Film Company kort og dok.
International sales Copenhagen Film Company ApS
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Copenhagen Film Company kort og dok.


Direction Ulrik Gutkin


Script Dan Hoffmann


Production Casper Høyberg


Cinematography Ulrik Gutkin
Cinematography Casper Høyberg


Stills René Strandbygaard


Editing Lars Juul Jensen

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CPH:DOX 2009-11-06
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