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The Jew

Directed by Jom Tob Azulay

Brazil | 91 minutes | 1996

Portuguese with English subtitles

The difficulties endured by Brazilian/Portuguese playwright Antonio Jose da Silva in the early 18th century are the focus of this period drama. After emigrating to Portugal from Brazil, he enjoyed a brilliant career and married into nobility. However, though he was a practicing Catholic, he was of Jewish descent. The Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions never accepted that anyone whose ancestors were forcefully converted to Christianity could possibly be a "genuine" Christian, and they periodically persecuted these "conversos.”
Foreign Title O Judeau
Director Jom Tob Azulay
Countries of Production Brazil
Year of Presentation 1996
Language(s) Portuguese with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 91 minutes
Principal Cast Filipe Pinheiro, Dina Sfat, Mário Viegas, José Lewgoy
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