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Joshua Then and Now

Director Ted Kotcheff
Year 1985
Run Time 127min
Genre Drama
Based on the autobiographical novel of the same name by Mordecai Richler, a Jewish writer in Montreal grows up, marries the non-Jewish woman of his dreams and leads an increasingly complicated life. Starring James Woods.


Ted Kotcheff

Toronto-born Kotcheff has produced and directed films in Australia, the UK, the US and Canada, including Fun with Dick and Jane, Joshua Then and Now, First Blood, and Weekend at Bernie’s. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. He has won Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Directors Guild of Canada and the CSAs.



Mordecai Richler


James Woods, Gabrielle Lazure, Alan Arkin




Family Relationships, Literary Adaptation

Original Language


Canadian Distributor

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)