An analysis of the movie a stranger among us by sidney lumet

Buirski captures that man of strong convictions in an entertaining, beautifully assembled film that benefits from its restless, non-chronological inquisitiveness and from the unpretentious manner of its engaging subject.

Ariel comments that sometimes an evil deed has a partially good result. That recollection of a brutal incident he witnessed in Calcutta effectively frames the documentary.

They are the subjects of an arranged marriage, but he believes that she is his soul matechosen by God. However, she declines and awaits her bashert. To do so, she lives with the family of the Hasidic rebbe, an elderly Holocaust survivor who is revered for his wisdom and compassion toward his fellow Jews.

Some of the criticism of A Stranger Among Us is based on comparisons with the Academy Award-winning film Witness, which has a superficially similar plot. But the absence of self-congratulation and the detached objectivity of his analysis are refreshing.

Griffith Award of the Directors Guild of America. Emily instructs her second partner Levine John Pankow to alert assistance and arrests the Baldessaris, but the Baldessaris manage to escape. Declining to take credit for being guided by any defining moral code, Lumet says with a typical down-to-earth shrug, "All I was ever interested in was the next job.

The film was the first credited role for actor James Gandolfini. Its discussion of sexual intimacy is restrained but specific, as well as a metaphor for the relationship between Man and God.

Its discussion of sexual intimacy is restrained but specific, as well as a metaphor for the relationship between Man and God.

It also sheds light on the profoundly moral and inherently democratic sensibility that shaped his output, in which questions of justice and fairness provide a thematic bedrock, albeit one that Lumet claims was formed more by accident than design.

After Nick is hospitalized, eventually heading to recovery, while the dealers have been apprehended, Emily goes undercover to investigate the murder of a Hasidic diamond-cutter named Yaakov Klausman Jake Weber.

Having begun his professional career as a child actor—at one time used by Louis B. He is also studying the Kabbalah, which is regarded as rather daring for a man under But the sheer volume of solidly crafted movies Lumet left behind that stand the test of time earns him the privilege of selective recall.

Strangelovebut in that case both films have subsequently achieved cult status. Ariel and his basherte Shayna Singer Rena Sofer get married, in which a reformed Emily watches from a distance. David Margulies — Lt. Strangelove, but in that case both films have subsequently achieved cult status.

Film Review: By Sidney Lumet

As a result, her superior Lt. We are both intimately familiar with evil. Plot Emily Eden Griffitha New York City hardened homicide detective, goes undercover to investigate the murder of a Hasidic diamond-cutter.

In addition to keeping all Mitzvot, he is waiting for his intended, or bashert, the daughter of a Paris rebbe whom he has not yet actually met. Oliver, the superior of Emily, Nick and Levine. Oliver David Margulies temporarily takes away her gun.

A Stranger Among Us

Humility is perhaps the wrong word for someone fully aware of having produced a considerable volume of important work. The film ends with the wedding of Ariel and his bashert, Shayna Singer, which Emily watches from a distance. They are the subjects of an arranged marriage, but he believes that she is his soul mate, chosen by God.

We are both intimately familiar with evil. It was entered into the Cannes Film Festival. And he reflects on such historical scars as the Holocaust, the McCarthy blacklist and the Rosenberg executions, and their exploration in his films, notably in a terrific look at The Pawnbroker. It does something to your soul.

In addition to keeping all Mitzvothe is waiting for his intended, or bashertethe daughter of a Paris rebbe whom he has not yet actually met. But he admits to mixed feelings about the snitching narcotics detective played by Treat Williams in Prince of the City, saying that where he comes from, "A rat is a rat.

He says to her, "You and I have something in common: Reception[ edit ] A Stranger Among Us received negative reviews from critics.

Built around an exhaustive video interview with Lumet recorded three years before his death inthe film provides a detailed survey of his work. Emily is hospitalized for an examination, while the rebbe and his family bid her farewell.

He acknowledges key collaborators like Paddy Chayefsky, who was at his creative peak when writing Network, using television as a metaphorical prism through which to view the erosion of the American spirit, as nation ceded to corporation.Sidney Lumet's detective film A Stranger Among Us comes to DVD from Miramax with a widescreen anamorphic transfer.

The Dolby Digital Surround soundtrack is rendered in English and a Dolby Digital Stereo soundtrack is available in French. Closed captions are accessible.3/5(2). A Stranger Among Us is a film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Melanie Griffith, released in It tells the story of an undercover police officer's experiences in a Hasidic community.

It was entered into the Cannes Film ultimedescente.comn by: Robert J. Avrech. A Stranger Among Us is a film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Melanie Griffith. It tells the story of an undercover police officer's experiences in a Hasidic community.

It was entered into the Cannes Film Festival. It is often cited as one of Lumet's two failures of the s, the other being Guilty as Sin ().Produced by: Steve Golin, Howard Rosenman, Sigurjón Sighvatsson. A Stranger Among Us () IMDb min PG Subtitles and Closed Captions A tough, female New York City cop is forced to go undercover to solve a puzzling murder, and her search for the truth takes her into a secret world of.

Built around an exhaustive video interview with Lumet recorded three years before his death inthe film provides a detailed survey of his work. It also sheds light on the profoundly moral and inherently democratic sensibility that shaped his output, in which questions of justice and fairness provide a thematic bedrock, albeit one that Lumet.

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