The Burial Society


1h 35m 2003

Brief Synopsis

A thriller set against the backdrop of the Orthodox Jewish chevrah kadisha about the world's most unlikely criminal as he infiltrates the mysterious world of the Jewish burial society. Sheldon Kasner arrives in town and offers his services to the local Chevrah Kadisha. The seemingly harmless busines

Film Details

Also Known As
Burial Society
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Regent Releasing
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

A thriller set against the backdrop of the Orthodox Jewish chevrah kadisha about the world's most unlikely criminal as he infiltrates the mysterious world of the Jewish burial society. Sheldon Kasner arrives in town and offers his services to the local Chevrah Kadisha. The seemingly harmless businessman is just the new blood they need for their dying tradition. Pinning their hopes of survival on this unlikely stranger, the old men set about indoctrinating him into their dark and mysterious world, teaching him the extraordinary rituals of the Chevrah Kadisha--from the preparation and anointing of the corpses to the actual burial. Before long, a kinship begins to form between Shel and the old men. However, Shel has an agenda of his own. Having spent the better part of life as a loans manager, he has watched life pass him by. That is, until a mysterious event changes the course of his life and sets in motion a complex scheme involving the theft of $2 million dollars.

Film Details

Also Known As
Burial Society
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Regent Releasing
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States January 2003

Released in United States July 30, 2004

Released in United States Summer May 28, 2004

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (New Directions) January 9-20, 2003.

Released in United States January 2003 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (New Directions) January 9-20, 2003.)

Released in United States Summer May 28, 2004

Released in United States July 30, 2004 (Los Angeles)