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The Believer

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The Believer

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
100 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/17/02
performer:
Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix
director:
Henry Bean
distributor:
Fireworks Pictures
author:
Henry Bean
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

The Believer, the estimable, controversial 2001 Sundance prizewinner, finally gets a theatrical release. An explosively talented Ryan Gosling stars as Danny Balint, an Orthodox Jewish young man who becomes a neo-Nazi skinhead out of a twisted, erudite love-hate of his own God. This intense project, directed by Henry Bean, provokes, troubles, and shocks, perhaps even more in the current world climate than when it was made.