With limited resources and the power of storytelling, [the filmmaker] has created a small film that feels mainstream and epic.
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“The Pin” is a WWII story, a love story and a story about the human spirit and the struggle to find balance between oppression and tolerance, life and death, love and pain. Jacob works as a Shomer (a religious watchman responsible for guarding souls before their burial) when one night he comes face-to-face with his long lost love Leah, a girl he fell in love with during WWII. As Leah’s body lays in the morgue, Jacob reminds himself of his brief but intense love affair with her and how they spent their days and nights hiding in a barn in Lithuania. Brought together in these extreme circumstances, what starts as mistrust, develops into love, marriage, and ultimately murder. After a lifetime of regret, Jacob is given one final chance of redemption and to fulfill a promise he made to young Leah on their last night together.
Milda Gecaite, Grisha Pasternak, Paskal Vaklev
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