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The Great Role (2004)

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Release Date
• USA: May 6, 2005

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Running Time
1 hour, 29 minutes

Country France

Studio First Run Features

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Genre: Drama, Comedy

Plot: Director Steve Suissa delivers a bittersweet meditation on life with LE GRAND RÔLE. Set in Paris, Suissa's film follows the fortunes of struggling actor Maurice Kurtz (Stéphane Friess) whose Jewish origins just may be his ticket to a leading role in a Yiddish version of Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. Being filmed in the city and helmed by internationally famous American director Rudolph Grishenberg (Peter Coyote), the film would represent a major break for Maurice if he were to land a part in it. Maurice spends most of his time clowning around with his wannabe thespian friends and secretly photographing his wife, Perla (Bérénice Bejo), whom he worships. But when Grishenberg offers Maurice the role of Shylock in his movie, the good news is tainted when he returns home to Perla who announces that she has cancer, and is soon to die. While grappling with this information, Maurice receives a further blow when he learns the part of Shylock is no longer his, and has instead been offered to a famous American actor. But Perla is deliriously happy to believe that Maurice is on the cusp of stardom, so he decides not to tell her that he's lost the part, and instead goes to extraordinary lengths to keep up this illusion. It's here that Suissa's film finds its heart, with Maurice and

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