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Author: Barbra StreisandRusty LemorandeJack RosenthalMandy PatinkinAmy IrvingAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Director's extended edView all editions and formats
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Yentl Mendel is the boyish daughter and only child of long widowed Rebbe Mendel. He teaches Talmud to local boys and secretly to Yentl since girls are not allowed to learn the law. When her father dies, Yentl is left all alone. She makes the momentous decision to leave the village and, disguised as a boy and calling herself Anshel, she seeks and gets admitted to a Yeshiva to study. She befriends Avigdor who is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Romance films
Musical films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Film and video adaptations
Teatro
Named Person: Isaac Bashevis Singer; Isaac Bashevis Singer
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Barbra Streisand; Rusty Lemorande; Jack Rosenthal; Mandy Patinkin; Amy Irving; Nehemiah Persoff; Michel Legrand; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.; Barwood Films, Ltd.; Ladbroke Investments (Firm); Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
OCLC Number: 298862534
Language Note: In English, dubbed French, or dubbed Spanish, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the story "Yentl, the Yeshiva boy" by Isaac Bashevis Singer.
DVD release of the 1983 motion picture.
Disc one contains both the extended cut and the theatrical version of the film.
Special features: Disc one: audio commentary by Barbra Streisand and Rusty Lemorande ; deleted scenes -- Disc two: introduction by Barbra Streisand ; "The director's reel" featurette ; the rehearsal process with materials from Barbra's archives ; "My wonderful cast and crew" featurette ; deleted song storyboard sequences ; Barbra's 8mm concept film with optional narration ; still galleries.
Credits: Director of photography, David Watkin ; editor, Terry Rawlings ; music, Michel Legrand.
Cast: Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving, Nehemiah Persoff.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG; some material may not be suitable for children.; Canadian Home Video rating: PG.
Description: 2 videodiscs (137 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Region 1 ; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English), stereo. surround (English), stereo. (French) and mono. (Spanish).
Contents: Special features include: Disc one: audio commentary by Barbra Streisand and Rusty Lemorande ; deleted scenes --
Disc two: introduction by Barbra Streisand ; "The director's reel" featurette ; the rehearsal process with materials from Barbra's archives ; "My wonderful cast and crew" featurette ; deleted song storyboard sequences ; Barbra's 8mm concept film with optional naration ; still galleries.
Other Titles: Yentl (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Barwood Films ; Ladbroke Investments ; produced by Rusty Lemorande, Barbra Streisand ; screenplay by Jack Rosenthal and Barbra Streisand ; directed by Barbra Streisand.

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Yentl Mendel is the boyish daughter and only child of long widowed Rebbe Mendel. He teaches Talmud to local boys and secretly to Yentl since girls are not allowed to learn the law. When her father dies, Yentl is left all alone. She makes the momentous decision to leave the village and, disguised as a boy and calling herself Anshel, she seeks and gets admitted to a Yeshiva to study. She befriends Avigdor who is engaged to Haddas. Her family calls off the wedding when they discover Avigdor's brother committed suicide. Anshel then finds 'him'-self in the awkward position of being called into service as substitute bridegroom. But Haddas still wants Avigdor. After numerous complications, including Avidor and Yentl falling in love with each other and she telling him her secret, everyone gets what they want in life. Anshel, now Yentl once again, goes off to America to pursue her dream of serious study in Yeshiva, where she will be able to study without needing to hide her identity as a woman.

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