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MAMADRAMA: THE JEWISH MOTHER IN CINEMA

by Monique Schwarz

synopsis

Mamadrama is a unique exploration of the maligned mother figure in Jewish twentieth century culture. In movies, television and books, she has been either revered or caricatured. Often the butte of humor, Jewish mothers have been identified as emasculating, overbearing, long-suffering, oversexed, undersexed or materialistic.

original title: Mamadrama: The Jewish Mother in Cinema
country: Germany, Israel, Netherlands, Australia
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Monique Schwarz
film run: 73'
screenplay: Monique Schwarz
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