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Holy Rollers
"Holy Rollers" is inspired by actual events in the late 1990s when Hasidic Jews were recruited as mules to smuggle ecstasy from Europe into the United States. It is the story of a young Hasid from an Orthodox Brooklyn community whose neighbor propositions him to transport "medicine" for an Israeli dealer and his girlfriend. He is exposed to the exciting and gritty worlds of Manhattan and Amsterdam nightlife, and as the business grows, his double life begins to rip his family apart and the community becomes suspicious of his illegal activities. Caught between life as a smuggler and the path back to God, he goes on the run, forced to make a fatal decision that could bring the entire operation crashing down. Rated R for drug content and language throughout, and brief sexual material.
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Ari Graynor, Jason Fuchs, Danny A. Abeckaser
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Directed by: Kevin Asch
Written by: Antonio Macia
Running time: 1hr 40min
Opens: May 21, 2010 NY/LA
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