Me and the Jewish Thing

  • Denmark

"Hi, my name is Ulrik, I'm a Dane, and I'm Jewish." That's how Ulrik Glutkin introduces his charming self-portrait, and that's how succinctly it can be put. But things are still not quite that simple, as his girlfriend Signe is neither Jewish nor Christian, and when their son Felix is born, the great question arises as to whether he should be circumcised, like the Jewish tradition prescribes, or if he can avoid the procedure, as his mother insists. The result is large discussions in the family, and Ulrik thinks a lot about how he can pass on his Jewish heritage to his first-born child. 'Me and the Jewish Thing' takes a close look at the meaning of religion for a family in the 21st century, and its subject-matter has triggered a debate about the pros and cons of circumcision, and about the role of religion in everyday life. The film is a simultaneously entertaining and serious portrait from modern Copenhagen.

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  • Original title
    Mig og jøderiet
  • Direction
  • Duration
    43 min (31-45 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Denmark
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