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The chosen [videorecording] / Twentieth Century-Fox Corporation ; produced by Edie and Ely Landau ; screenplay by Edwin Gordon ; directed by Jeremy Paul Kagan.

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen and Fullscreen
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1981.
From the novel by Chaim Potok.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Arthur Ornitz ; editor, David Garfield ; music, Elmer Bernstein ; costume designer, Ruth Morley ; production designer, Stuart Wurtzel.
Participant or Performer Note:
Maximilian Schell, Rod Steiger, Robby Benson, Barry Miller.
Summary, etc.:
Two teenagers at the time of the Normandy invasion in 1944 are friends but they are divided by the same thing that unites them--their faith. Though both are devout Jews, there's a subtle difference. Danny is an Hasidic Jew, brought up to accept faith blindly by his father--an ultra-orthodox rabbi who rejects the 20th century for the special joys of centuries--old tradition. Reuven, on the other hand, has been brought up by his father who is a secular scholar, to question everything around him.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen or full screen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
English (stereo) or Spanish (mono) dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Jewish families > Drama.
Fathers and sons > Drama.
Jews > New York (State) > Drama.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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