Shnei Kuni Leml
Found in: Israeli films
Shnei Kuni Leml is a 1966 Israeli film musical directed by Israel Becker. The film was the first major success on screen for lead actor Mike Burstyn who has a double role as Kuni Leml and his cousin Max, and also casts his father Pesach Burstein in a small role.
A rabbi (Rabbi Kalman) is asked to be matchmaker (shadchan) for a fellow rabbi's (Rabbi Pinchas') daughter, who is already romantically linked with her French teacher Max. He arranged a match with Kuni Leml, who is the cousin of Max, and is identical to look at. The only difference is that Kuni Leml is blind in one eye, limps, and stutters. Max decides to impersonate Kuni Leml at the marriage, but Kuni Leml arrives at the scene of the marriage with hilarious results