Kike Like Me

Kike Like Me

Director: Jamie Kastner

Cast: Jamie Kastner

     
 

Jamie Kastner is a Canadian filmmaker who has spent most of his life being asked "Are you Jewish?" on a regular basis. Never especially fond of the question, Kastner takes a tongue-in-cheek trip around the world as he finds out just what it means to be a Jew in the 21st Century in the documentary Kike Like Me. As Kastner travels from nation to nation, he asks…  See more details below

Overview

Jamie Kastner is a Canadian filmmaker who has spent most of his life being asked "Are you Jewish?" on a regular basis. Never especially fond of the question, Kastner takes a tongue-in-cheek trip around the world as he finds out just what it means to be a Jew in the 21st Century in the documentary Kike Like Me. As Kastner travels from nation to nation, he asks cab drivers if Jews tip well (he's told they don't), gets a crash course in culinary humor at a Kosher deli, meets Danish soccer fans who call themselves "Jews," gets an angry reaction from Arabic teens in Paris, is given a Bar Mitzvah against his will by a group of Orthodox Jews, searches for a surviving Jew in Poland, gets a snack at the hot dog stand next to Auschwitz, and meets a woman trying to clean up her act for a Hebrew dating service. Along the way, Kastner brings up funny but pointed questions about Jewish culture both past and present, and how much (and how little) has changed for the world's Jewish community in the past few decades. Kike Like Me has also been screened under the less controversial title Jew Like Me.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/2009
UPC:
0698452206837
Original Release:
2007
Source:
Kimstim
Time:
1:26:00

Special Features

A visit with Uncle Bill at Ess-A-Bagel in Manhattan; Interview with the New Republic's Leon Wieseltier; Christopher Hitchens on Jewish identity and Israel and recently discovering his Jewish roots; Original theatrical trailer; Director's tour of the Daniel Libeskind-designed Jewish museum in Berlin

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- K*ke Like Me
1. New York [1:26]
2. Washington DC [8:47]
3. Israel [8:39]
4. London [7:27]
5. Amsterdam [6:33]
6. France [5:13]
7. Berlin [9:36]
8. Krakow [13:07]
9. Auschwitz [9:15]

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