The Burial Society

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Released 2002

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The Burial Society

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Director:
Nicholas Racz
Released:
2002
Rating:
R
The Burial Society centers around Sheldon Kasner, whose existence, as of late, has turned to one of sad and quiet desperation. Kasner's workload is increasing as his compensation for it continues to dwindle, and Sheldon understandably falls into a deep depression. Despite being an unlikely candidate for organized crime, he is drawn into a complicit money-laundering scam that doesn't run the way it is supposed to. With a two-million-dollar debt on his hands, Sheldon makes a very intense and well thought out scheme where he stages his own death with the help of the "Burial Society." This society is an anonymous, mysterious group of devout Jewish men who have dedicated themselves to preparing bodies for their final resting place. Unbeknownst to Sheldon, the Burial Society sees the inept businessman as the only hope for the survival of their tradition to keep it going. The society introduces Sheldon to this eccentric world. believes his life is slowly getting back on track; however, the men of the Burial Society may have something else in mind for him. This film is directed by Nicholas Racz.moreless

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  • 60

    Los Angeles Times

    The gimmicky nature of the flashbacks weakens the story and lessens the film's suspense. Nevertheless, The Burial Society is a clever, spiritual film that argues that God sees all ...

  • 40

    Variety

    Screen chemistry and production crackle are lacking from this "Usual Suspects" wannabe.

  • 40

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    This non-secular variation on "The Usual Suspects" falls prey to a creeping structural rigor mortis that sets in early.

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