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25 Ratings

The Chosen

Directed by Jeremy Kagan
United States, 1981


Set in the Brooklyn of the 1940s, the film elucidates the friendship between two young Jews of differing factions. Benson is Hassidic, while Barry Miller is a Zionist. Though separated ideologically, the boys find a common bond through their love of stickball.

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The Chosen Directed by Jeremy Kagan

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

1982 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Montréal World Film Festival

1981 | 2 wins including: Best Actor

1981 | Special Mention: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

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