SAÜL BIRNBAUM, an attractive man in his fifties, is the owner of “The New Manhattan Deli” in Brussels.
His establishment is almost as well-known for its Jewish food specialities, as it is for its celebration of cult cinema. Saül acts or has his customers act out famous film scenes and organises all sorts of events and games around film themes.
Multiplying his romantic conquests he tries to overcome the feeling of abandonment since the brutal separation from his mother, and, later, from his foster family. His life is rocked when a woman Hannah visits his deli.
Saül’s road to resilience is paved with cinema, love, and lots of humour.
Saül remains scarred by a childhood and adolescence that was shattered by antisemitic persecutions following the “Anschluss” of Austria.
Let yourself be surprised by more secrets that are slowly revealed.