Wolkenbruch’s Wondrous Journey Into the Arms of a Shiksa is a 2018 Swiss comedy film directed by Michael Steiner. It was selected as the Swiss entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. Noémie Schmidt, Joel Basman, Sunnyi Melles are the main cast in the series, set to air on October 11, 2019, only on Netflix.
A brief-but-fascinating synopsis for the upcoming series is here, “The young Orthodox Jew, Motti Wolkenbruch, finds himself at a turning point. His beloved mother wants him to get married and presents one marriage candidate after the other. Unfortunately, none of the women pleases him, because they all look just like her. The situation gets even more complicated when Motti secretly falls in love with the non-Jewish girl Laura, a so-called Shiksa”
Netflix has published a short description on its official webpage for the one hour and thirty-four minutes film Wolkenbruch’s Wondrous Journey into the Arms of a Shiksa, “Pressured to marry a nice Orthodox Jewish woman, Motti is thrown for a loop when he falls for classmate Laura, who his mother will never approve of.”
While the film breaks the fourth wall to explain things, Wolkenbruch’s plays better for Jewish audiences than non-Jewish ones. The Jewish humor in this film is so strong but again, the humor in the script could compete with that of the classic Woody Allen comedy. Joel Basman brings a lot of heart to his performance.