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Sidney Turtlebaum

UK, English, 18 mins

  • Director: Tristram Shapeero
  • Writer: Raphael Smith
  • Producer: Mandy Belnick; Daniel Jewel

CGiii Comment

Imbued with a bitterness that Jacobi masterfully brings forth...
Wicked and bittersweet...an impressive little film that could, quite easily, be developed into a feature.


The(ir) Blurb...

Sidney Turtlebaum is a bitter sweet comedy that tells the story of Sidney, an eccentric gay Jewish man in his seventies. To punish the world Sidney earns his living as a pickpocket and a conman - his chosen modus operandi is to gatecrash Shiva houses of mourning to steal from the gathered crowd.

Cast & Characters

Romy Baskerville as Valerie;
Lin Blakley as Brenda;
Francesca Marie Claire as Frankie;
Cavan Clerkin as Father;
Rupert Evans as Gabriel;
Saul Issroff as Rabbi;
Derek Jacobi as Sidney Turtlebaum;
Katie Lyons as Mother;
Margaret Stallard as Elderly Woman

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