A new Netflix rom-com may be its most Jewish offering yet. The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch is set within the Orthodox community in Zurich, Switzerland.
The titular character is a young man whose mother desperately wants him to marry a nice Jewish woman, but Motti (played by Swiss-Israeli actor Joel Basman) ends up falling for a non-Jewish student named Laura at university.
Featuring dialogue in Yiddish and German, the film is based on the novel, Wolkenbruch’s Wondrous Journey Into the Arms of a Shiksa by Swiss-Jewish author Thomas Meyer.
Available now on Netflix