Next up on Netflix, “this Swiss movie seems to deride both Judaism and women in equal measure”

HEY ALMA
Netflix’s ‘The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch’ is a Misogynistic Dumpster Fire
by Lior Zaltzman
November 5, 2019

The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch, Switzerland’s submission to the Academy awards and the Jewiest movie to hit Netflix in a long while, has a lot going for it. It has a superb cast of actors, led by Jewish cutie Joel Basman. It has great cinematography and that 4th-wall-breaking narration all the cool Netflix kids love. Unfortunately, at the end of the day, there’s no other way to say this — Motti is another trash film that aggrandizes men and their romantic pursuit at the expense of Jewish women. This dumpster fire of a movie offers us only 2D caricatures of women in this year of our lord *checks notes* 5780, I mean 2019. READ MORE

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