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The Matchmaker (2005)

75min   |   Swiss German, Yiddish   |   Directed by:  Gabrielle Antosiewicz   |   Production: Peter Reichenbach (C-FILMS AG)   |   Coproduction: SRF

Jew looking for Jew, marriage desired: The thirty-year-old Jewish filmmaker tries to find a partner in Zurich. She only has a few dozen to choose from. To make things even more challenging, she invites the candidates to bake a traditional Sabbath bread with her. 

While the bread is baking in the oven, the director gives us impressively open insights into Jewish love life in three family portraits, from internet hookup sites to kosher love stories to the secret under a woman's wig. And in the end there are six baked loaves of bread on the kitchen table...


  • Film Prize City of Zurich 2006 - Most successful cinema documentary

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