Orthodox Stance

United States
English Hebrew Spanish Russian
Jason Hutt
Movie year
83 min

“If anyone wants a wupping from me, they will have to wait until after sundown.” These are the words of Dmitriy Salita, a young Russian immigrant who is pursuing a professional boxing career while also being devoted to Orthodox Judaism. Sounds like a contradiction, but Dmitriy makes it all work. He is careful to keep kosher, even when on the road, and he refuses to fight on Shabbat. Undefeated in the ring, he is hoping for a title shot in the near future. With all these factors in play, this becomes more than a film about boxing and religion – it is a powerful story about a young man’s search for meaning in life.

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