Scene from the film Zorro's Bar Mitzvah
Scene from the film Zorro's Bar Mitzvah
Scene from the film Zorro's Bar Mitzvah
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Zorro's Bar Mitzvah

  • Austria
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At the Wailing Wall or in the spotlight of a stage, wearing a Zorro costume or a designer dress, solemn or rollicking: crossing the threshold to the adult world can take place in very different ways. This film accompanies four 12-year-olds – Sharon, Tom, Moishy and Sophie – as they prepare for their bar or bat mitzvot. It takes a critical and ironic look at Jewish tradition and its interpretations, questions the significance of initiation rituals, and attempts to explore the diffuse terrain of adolescence.


  • Original title
    Zorros Bar Mizwa
  • Direction
  • Cast
    Tom Sattler, Moishy Ortner, Sharon Mamistvalov, Sophie Landesmann, André Wanne...
  • DOP
    Nurith Aviv, Leena Koppe, André Wanne
  • Editing
    Dieter Pichler, Thomas Woschitz
  • Sound
    Günther Tuppinger, Stefan Holzer
  • Duration
    99 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Colour
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