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Tiger Within (2020)





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A young punk who thinks she knows it all. An old man who knows he doesn't. They strike up a conversation, it becomes life-changing. A deepening knowledge occurs as they walk the streets of LA. He is a Holocaust survivor; she a sex worker on the run and a Holocaust denier, though he doesn't hold any of that against her. Newcomer 14-year-old Margot Josefsohn plays angry but stunningly naïve Casey, living from hand to mouth on the streets of LA fending off the frightening advances of men, having nowhere to go. She trusts no one. Samuel, played by the sublime, multiple Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner, trusts everyone. She tells him she hates Jews, he asks her if she needs a place to stay. The two form an unexpected friendship, which gradually blossoms into a new family unit -- him providing her the support and guidance that was lacking in her life, and her offering him the glimpse of the fatherhood that was torn from him many years prior.


Luke Eisner
as Seth/Young Man
Julie Dolan
as Sales Lady
Angelee Vera
as Daughter- Latino Family
Joey Dedio
as Hector
Mark Dippolito
as Young Bum
as Landlady
Sam Thakur
as Art Teacher
Liam Fountain
as Neo Nazi #2
Frank Miranda
as Tattooist
Victoria Goodhart
as JDL Donation Collecor
Ryan Rosewall
as Girl at Show
Noah Zielinski
as Skate Boarder
Alejandro Mayen
as Latino Family- Son
Reuben Boyd
as Student
Michael Heger
as Neo Nazi #1
Sexy Bear
as Homeless Man
Pablo Serrato
as Latino Family husband
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Critic Reviews for Tiger Within

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

It's definitely an up and down experience qualitatively, but [Margot] Josefsohn shows some talent as a young actress and Asner is really quite good.

December 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Holocaust survivor helps teen sex worker in angsty drama.

January 8, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Under the control of Gina Wendkos' tenderhearted screenplay and Rafal Zielinski's mellow direction, the messages of forgiveness, fortitude, and healing are splendidly universal.

December 19, 2020 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Whatever its scattered virtues, "Tiger Within" never shakes that "didn't think this through" vibe, poor choice of titles included.

December 15, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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