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Torn

Directed by: Ronit Kertsner
72 Minutes, 2011, Documentary

Can one be a Catholic priest and an observant Jew at the same time?

12 years after he was ordained as a Polish Catholic priest, Romuald Waszkinel discovers that he was born to Jewish parents, and that his name was Jacob Weksler.

The film follows his amazing journey: from conducting mass in a church in Poland to life as an observant Jew in a religious kibbutz in Israel. Romuald is torn between two identities, between being Romuald Waszkinel or Jacob Weksler. He is unable to renounce either, and therefore is rejected by both religions and the state of Israel. He is required to choose.

Credits

Director: Ronit Kertsner

Producer: Ronit Kertsner

Producer: Ofra Tevet Productions

Distributor: Go2Films Distributions and Marketing

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