Next Year in Jerusalem (1997)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Gay & Lesbian Films, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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Orthodox Judaism and alternative sexualities collide in this drama about the clash between religion and gay relationships. In Brooklyn, two cousins share opposite-sides-of-the-same-coin lifestyles: Charlie is ashamed of his Orthodox heritage but not his male lovers; meanwhile, Manny is true to his faith but longs to have a gay experience. When Manny's father arranges for him to marry a young woman, however, both relatives have to own up to the aspects of their personalities they've been trying to hide. Popster Jill Sobule contributed the film's closing-credits tune.

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culture-clash, Judaism, religious-conflict, sexuality, social-issues