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Synopsis

Barbra Streisand's directorial debut, Yentl, is a musical adaptation of a story by the beloved Jewish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer. Yentl (Streisand) is a young woman who wants nothing more than to study religious scripture. She is denied that possibility because she is a woman. She moves, passes herself off as a male named Anshel, and then begins her studies. She becomes close to fellow student Avigdor (Mandy Patinkin), eventually falling in love with him, although she can not reveal her true self as she would then be expelled. Avigdor is in love with Hadass (Amy Irving), but religious law forbids him from marrying her. Avigdor attempts to fix Anshel up with Hadass, leading to Hadass falling in love with Anshel. Yentl received four Academy Award nominations, including two Best Song nods.~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide

Cast

  • Barbra Streisand
  • Mandy Patinkin
  • Amy Irving
  • Nehemiah Persoff
  • Steven Hill
  • Allan Corduner
  • Ruth Goring
  • David de Keyser
  • Bernard Spear
  • Doreen Mantle

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Trivia

  • Barbra Streisand's feature film directorial debut.
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Goofs

  • When Yentl sings "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" her glasses are laid down in front of her. They have modern temple and ear pieces. In other scenes Yentl's glasses are the old-fashioned, wrap-around-the-ear-style glasses.
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Quotes

    • Anshel: Why is it people who want the truth never believe it when they hear it?
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