About The Film
A henpecked Orthodox university student incurs the wrath of his overbearing mother after falling for a gorgeous gentile, in this raucous Swiss rom-com. Mordechai Wolkenbruch (Swiss Academy prizewinner Joel Basman) has long obeyed the strictures of Zurich’s ultra-observant community and his Yiddishe mama (Inge Maux). After matchmaking attempts flop, her worst nightmare is realized when a frisky, non-Jewish classmate (Noémie Schmidt) enters her son’s orbit. Motti’s search for autonomy leads him to Tel Aviv, a trip full of joy and heartbreak. Poking fun at intergenerational cultural tension, this Swiss Best International Feature Oscar entry is based on Thomas Meyer’s bestselling satirical novel.