A Price Above Rubies

A Price Above Rubies


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A Price Above Rubies

Boaz Yakin (a Sundance winner for Fresh) wrote and directed this drama, set in Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish community, about a young woman who harbors doubts about continuing to follow the path of her religion. Sonia (Renee Zellweger) gives birth to her first child. She wants to name the boy after her dead brother, but after an argument over the name, she resentfully defers to her husband, scholarly zaddik (holy man) Mendel (Glenn Fitzgerald). Both are apprehensive over the child's circumcision. Hasidic traditions dictate their life, including aspects of making love which leave Sonia sexually frustrated. This leads her into an affair with Mendel's older brother, the materialistic Sender (Christopher Eccleston), who offers her an opportunity to manage his neighborhood jewelry store. Against the wishes of Mendel, she accepts, displaying her flair for the jewelry business and establishing herself as a very good businesswoman. However, after she befriends sensitive Hispanic artist Ramon (Allen Payne), a sculptor and jewelry designer, she upsets everyone, especially Sender, who bars her from the store. Forbidden to see her child, Sonia begins a confused, downward spiral. Shown at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/10/2012
UPC: 0096009783396
Original Release: 1998
Rating: R
Source: Miramax Echo Bridge
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:56:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Renée Zellweger Sonia
Christopher Eccleston Sender
Glenn Fitzgerald Mendel
Allen Payne Ramon
Julianna Margulies Rachel
Kathleen Chalfant Beggar Woman
Edie Falco Feiga
John Randolph Rebbe
Kim Hunter Rebbitzn
Jackie Ryan Young Sonia
Shelton Dane Yossi

Technical Credits
Boaz Yakin Director,Screenwriter
Douglas Aibel Casting
Lesley Barber Score Composer
Lawrence Bender Producer
Arthur Coburn Editor
Adam Holender Cinematographer
Joann Fregalette Jansen Co-producer
Dan Leigh Production Designer
Ellen Lutter Costumes/Costume Designer
John Penotti Producer
Leslie Rollins Set Decoration/Design
William Sarokin Sound/Sound Designer
David Wechsler Asst. Director
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Price Above Rubies
1. Chapter 1 [10:59]
2. Chapter 2 [10:59]
3. Chapter 3 [11:00]
4. Chapter 4 [11:00]
5. Chapter 5 [10:59]
6. Chapter 6 [10:59]
7. Chapter 7 [11:00]
8. Chapter 8 [10:59]
9. Chapter 9 [10:59]
10. Chapter 10 [17:08]

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