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Dealers Among Dealers
Time Out says
An engrossing fly-on-the-wall study of New York's Jewish jewellery trade. As Orthodox cutters sing Yiddish songs, and their bosses buy and sell stones for millions, we become privy to a profoundly conservative society devoted equally to craftsmanship and capitalism, and determined to perpetuate social and economic transactions built on notions of honour, hierarchy and tradition endlessly passed from father to son. Throughout the film runs a keen sense of history - whether of the pogroms, when owning a diamond could make the difference between life and death, or of the early '90s recession, when hitherto successful dealers might be reduced to working as chauffeurs.