Netflix rom-com tells story of Orthodox man falling for a non-Jewish woman
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Netflix rom-com tells story of Orthodox man falling for a non-Jewish woman

The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch, which is in Yiddish and German, is loosely based on the Wolkenbruch’s Wondrous Journey Into the Arms of a Shiksa 

 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

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