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Dough. Image shows from L to R: Ayyash (Jerome Holder), Nat Dayan (Jonathan Pryce).

Dough

Comedy about race, Judaism and baking

Genre
Film
Released
2017
Starring
Jonathan Pryce, Jerome Holder, Philip Davis, Ian Hart, Pauline Collins, Natasha Gordon, Daniel Caltigirone, Melanie Freeman and others
Writers
Yehudah Jez Freedman and Jonathan Benson
Director
John Goldschmidt
Producers
György Gattyán, András Somkuti, John Goldschmidt and Wolfgang Esenwein

Curmudgeonly widower Nat Dayan clings to his way of life as a Kosher bakery shop owner in London's East End. Understaffed, Nat reluctantly enlists the help of teenager Ayyash, who has a secret side gig selling marijuana to help his immigrant mother make ends meet. When Ayyash accidentally drops his stash into the mixing dough, the challah starts flying off the shelves and an unlikely friendship forms between the old Jewish baker and his young Muslim apprentice.

Dough is a warm-hearted and humorous story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places.

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