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A Tickle in the Heart

Directed by Stefan Schwietert

Germany-Switzerland | 90 minutes | 1996

English and Yiddish with English subtitles

An international smash hit and the world's most popular film about klezmer music, A Tickle in the Heart captures the story of the Epstein Brothers (Max, Willie and Julius). The brothers grew up in Brooklyn, New York, playing traditional Yiddish folk music called klezmer, first at local bar mitzvahs and weddings, then on concert stages and in Hollywood films. Now in their 80s, these legendary musicians go on a joyous and hilarious international tour through places they love, from Poland to Brooklyn to Florida, and presents an intoxicating appreciation of life that is as the joyous as the music they play.
Director Stefan Schwietert
Countries of Production Germany-Switzerland
Year of Presentation 1996
Language(s) English and Yiddish with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 90 minutes
Principal Cast Julius Epstein, Max Epstein, William Epstein

Winner of the Best Documentary Prize at the Bavarian Film Awards

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