is a film directed by David Mamet, starring Joe Mantegna as Bobby Gold, and William Macy as Tim Sullivan. Bobby Gold, the Jewish detective and his partner investigate the murder of a Holocaust survivor. The two detectives are skeptical when told that the death of the murdered woman is due to a hate crime. However, Bobby Gold finds some evidence of a larger political conspiracy as he investigates and finds more evidence of the victim's long buried Jewish identity.
It is no coincidence that Jewish identity and survival go hand on hand. In times of peace, Jewish identity is the pride of the individual and his family. However, during wartime, when the environment is hostile and survival is at stake, it could endanger one's life.
Long is the Road, Schindler's List, the Pianist, Mr. Klein
have one common theme that emerges. It is Jewish identity that throughout history has kept Jews connected to their roots. This connection is a source of strength, which allowed the Jewish people to survive as a nation despite thousands of years of persecutions in many lands and by many people. The roots started to bud at the gathering on Mount Sinai over three thousand years ago. Their identity was sealed as one nation. Therefore, despite anti-Semitic atrocities and other tribulations Jews tried to use their rich heritage for the benefit of mankind.