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Ben Mittleman in Dying to Live

Dying to Live: The Journey into a Man's Open Heart

2008 NR

About to undergo surgery for the same condition that took his father's life, Jewish actor Ben Mittleman starts a video diary in which he shares his deepest fears and emotions. This intimate record chronicles Mittleman's life and close relationships. When both his longtime girlfriend, Valerie, and his mother, Anne, come down with serious illnesses, the 49-year-old Mittleman must finally grow up and shoulder adult responsibilities.