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Based on the acclaimed best-seller by Mordecai Richler, winner of the prestigious Governor General's Award
Growing up in an anti-Semitic neighborhood, Jake (David Julian Hirsh) has always been terrified of conflict. But when his rebellious cousin Joey (Jacob Tierney) arrives, he finds in him an unexpected role model. Inspired by Joey’s exploits and adventures, Jake leaves behind his oppressive youth and becomes a successful film director. After marrying the girl of his dreams, he has everything he ever wanted – until a scandal threatens to ruin it all.