Based on a short story, "Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy," by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Yentl is the story of a young Eastern European woman, who, very early in our century (pre-WWI), disguises herself as a boy in order to pursue her passion for studying the Torah. Yentl (Streisand) has no trouble passing for a boy as she pursues her studies, but when she falls in love with a fellow student (Mandy Patinkin) she cannot, of course, express her feelings. Circumstances of Jewish law force the "boy" Yentl to marry a girl (Amy Irving), but the concealment must continue and Yentl must invent reasons for a long-delayed "consumation" of the marriage. Finally, she reveals her secret to her bride, who, after a time of shock, accepts Yentl for what she is.

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12+ COMMON SENSE

Romantic folk tale retold with music and classic Streisand.

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Studio
MGM
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Copyright

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby)
Additional

Danish (Subtitled), Dutch (Subtitled), Finnish (Subtitled), French (Subtitled), German (Subtitled), Italian (Subtitled), Norwegian (Subtitled), Spanish (Subtitled), Spanish (Spain) (Subtitled), Swedish (Subtitled)

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CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in available languages with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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