The Quarrel (1993)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Religious Drama  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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The year is 1948 and the place is Montreal's Mont Royal Park. Chaim Kovler, a Holocaust survivor who has become a journalist for a Yiddish newspaper bumps into Hersh Rasseyner, a rival he had known in Hebrew school. The two went their separate ways when Chaim became an author while Hersh became a rabbi. Both spent time in different camps and emerged with wildly disparate viewpoints. After they finish their initial descriptions of their experiences, their conversation turns to larger philosophical issues and this thoughtful drama follows its many twists and turns as the two debate the nature and the very existence of God and the place of religion, politics and morality in the human experience. Though they never agree philosophically, they do make peace with their personal issues.



discussion, philosophy, Rabbi, reporter, outsider, reunion, Yiddish, concentration-camp, lover, student