On Letting Light Shine: Horrible Bosses 2, The Counterfeiters and Hanukkah

Learning German with Christoph Waltz

Hanukkah – the Jewish festival of lights – has ended. One reason I’m learning German is to better understand, and more clearly think about, my European Jewish heritage.  I’m not practicing, nor faithful, but the culture has come down to me through my family. And, as I like to say – I’m Jewish enough for Hitler.

So I’ve been thinking about Hanukkah and what it can mean to celebrate light and, especially, unexpected light.  I have concluded that, for me, a way to honour the story of Hanukkah is to honour that which brings light and joy to people’s lives.

What does any of this has to do with Christoph Waltz, Horrible Bosses 2 and The Counterfeiters (Die Fälscher)? Read on, bitte.

Two Saturdays ago a good mate and I went down to the Randwick Ritz Cinema to join a surprisingly sizable crowd taking in Horrible Bosses 2

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