In the comedy “Dough,” a young Muslim baker finds an unexpected way to save a struggling Kosher London bakery: by secretly lacing the bread with marijuana.
The bakery’s elderly Jewish owner, played by award-winning Welsh actor Jonathan Pryce, initially eyes his new worker with suspicion.
But as the customer base starts extending far beyond the Jewish community, the two men form an unlikely friendship.
John Goldschmidt, the film’s director, said he was drawn to the movie because it portrays a friendship that challenges societal biases.
“This is a universal story, which will be understood everywhere. Tensions between Muslims and Jews are increasing worldwide and the best way to challenge prejudice is through comedy,” Goldschmidt said.
The film opens across the U.S. on April 29.