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Seder-Masochism (2018)

Not Rated | | Animation | 31 January 2019 (USA)
Loosely following a traditional Passover Seder, events from the Book of Exodus are retold by Moses, Aharon, the Angel of Death, Jesus, and the director's own father. But there's another ... See full summary »

Director:

Nina Paley

Writer:

Nina Paley (screenwriter)
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Cast overview:
Barry Gray Barry Gray ... Jesus (voice)
Hiram Paley Hiram Paley ... Our Father (voice)
Nina Paley Nina Paley ... Sacrificial Goat (voice)
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Loosely following a traditional Passover Seder, events from the Book of Exodus are retold by Moses, Aharon, the Angel of Death, Jesus, and the director's own father. But there's another side to this story: that of the Goddesses, humanity's earliest deities. 'Seder-Masochism' resurrects the Great Mother in a tragic struggle against the forces of patriarchy. Written by and Brian McInnis

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Trivia

In the "Go Down Moses" segment, there is a sing-along segment with a bouncing ball to follow the words shown onscreen. The words have been written out in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. The characters do, in fact, spell out the words of the song phonetically in English. See more »

Soundtracks

Moses Supposes
Music by Roger Edens
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Sung by Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor
from the motion picture Singin' in the Rain (1952)
circa 1952
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23 July 2019 | by DeidraSee all my reviews

I have not seen Sita nor Seder-M. But I have seen The Prophet several times and think it is a very worthy, very unique, very touching animated film. So, I would disagree with Darliedraws that Nina Paley cannot produce emotion, or is a "one-trick pony." I especially recommend it for young people. It uses differing animators utilizing very different techniques & styles to illustrate the various poems of Gibran. The base storyline uses hand-drawn animation and has a plot and characters which will appeal to most everyone. It carries a positive attitude and conveys idealism while acknowledging the harsh sides of life. It also includes a unique assortment of musical styles. Well-done!


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31 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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$20,000 (estimated)
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