The Believer (2001)
- Time: 98 min
- Genre: Drama
- Director: Henry Bean
- Cast: Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Billy Zane, Peter Meadows
“The Believer” explores a Jewish student’s private journey to understand the meaning of Judaism in his life. Set in New York City, the Plot follows a morally confused young adult struggling with the conflict between his beliefs and his heritage. “The Believer” examines themes of religion, family, and self-loathing. It is a psychological examination into the forces of intolerance, both on the individual and society as a whole.