The Believer (film)
name = The Believer
caption = Theatrical release poster
Jay Firestone Daniel Diamond
released = January 2001
runtime = 99 min.
language = English
imdb_id = 0247199
"The Believer" is a 2001
filmwritten by Henry Beanand Mark Jacobson, and directed by Bean. It stars Ryan Goslingas Daniel Balint, an Orthodox Jew who becomes a Neo-Nazi, and was inspired by the true story of Dan Burros.Henry Bean, "The Believer: Confronting Jewish Self-Hatred". New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 2002. ISBN 1-56025-372-X.] It won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.
The film follows the story of Daniel Balint, a once brilliant but troublesome student at a
Jewish Yeshivawho has become a fanatically violent Neo-Naziin New York by his early 20s. The film plots his rise through the ranks of a fictional American Neo-Nazi party while he attempts to reconcile his religious past and ethnic heritage with the anti-Semitic side of his identity.
Ryan Gosling- Daniel "Danny" Balint
Garret Dillahunt- Billings
Billy Zane- Curtis Zampf
Theresa Russell- Lina Moebius
Summer Phoenix- Carla Moebius
Ronald Guttman- Danny's Father
Heather Goldenhersh- Linda
A. D. Miles- Guy Danielsen
* [http://www.palmpictures.com/film/the-believer.php Official Website]
* [http://thebelievermovie.com/ Unofficial "The Believer" website]
*imdb title|id=0247199|title=The Believer
*" [http://artsandfaith.com/t100/2005/entry.php?film=187 The Believer] " at the [http://artsandfaith.com/top100/ Arts & Faith Top100 Spiritually Significant Films] list
Girlfight" tied with
You Can Count on Me"
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