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by Steve Suissa


Struggling Parisian actor Maurice Kurtz is passionately in love with his wife Perla and wishes he could provide her with a better life. He earns a meager income dubbing foreign films with the help of his friends. The future begins to look bright when they hear that superstar film director Grichenberg is prepping a big-budget Yiddish version of "The Merchant of Venice". They all show up at a "cattle call" audition hoping to land bit parts.

original title: Le grand rôle
country: France
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Steve Suissa
film run: 89'
release date: BE 13/10/2004, FR 13/10/2004, IT 24/08/2007
cast: Stéphane Freiss, Bérénice Bejo, Peter Coyote, François Berléand, Lionel Abelanski, Olivier Sitruk, Laurent Bateau
cinematography by: Christophe Offenstein, Guillaume Schiffman
music: David Marouani
producer: Steve Suissa, Sophie Tepper, Jean-Lou Tepper
production: Egérie Productions, Les Films Alain Sarde, Les Films de l'Espoir, Caroline Productions
backing: 7IA, Canal+, Région Ile-de-France
distributor: Mars Films Distribution, Sap11, Iguana Film