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Daniel Rand in Ushpizin


2004 PG

Downtrodden Moshe and his wife are given a sum to help prepare for the holy holiday of Succoth and end up hosting two unannounced guests (rather, escaped prisoners) in this humorous take on orthadox Jews living in modern Israel. The couple must deal with their boorish visitors -- who reveal Moshe's not-so-holy past -- while upholding their faith. The film's writer, Shuli Rand, stars alongside his real-life wife, Michal Bat-Sheva Rand.