The Jews (2016)

In counseling sessions with his therapist, preoccupied Yvan shares stories of anti-Semitism and what it’s like to live as a Jew in modern France. In actor-turned-director Yvan Attal’s sketch comedy The Jews (Ils sont partout), the gimmick is to try and debunk various stereotypes about the titular people — “they’re rich,” “they hold all the power,” “they killed Jesus,” etc. — by turning said stereotypes on their heads. But the problem in this original if highly overwrought French pastiche is that Attal, who is Jewish himself, winds up inadvertently disproving another cliché, which is that Jews are supposed to be funny.

The Jews (2016)

111 min|Comedy|01 Jun 2016
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A French-Jewish actor seeks counseling and discusses a number of stereotypes concerning Jewish people. Told in the form of short stories that accompany each stereotype.