The First Seven Years (1998)

TV Movie   |    |  Drama

In the late 1940s in New York's Jewish community, cobbler Feld and his wife try to convince their daughter Miriam to go to college. She is reticent, thinking she can get all the education ... See full summary »


Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

12 December 2001 | Dan_Harkless
A well-done short film
Not too much to say about this one. A good light self-contained 30-minute film. Carol Kane (the actress I tuned in for) doesn't get to do all that much, but fits nicely into the 1940s Jewish mom role.

One oddment is the treatment of the (unsubtitled) Yiddish dialogue in the film. On the Closed Caption track, the Yiddish is in one case simply described in English, in another case transcribed, and in two other cases actually translated! Never seen "hidden subtitles" in the CC track before.

Did You Know?


Plot Summary





English, Yiddish

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

New York City, New York, USA

Contribute to this page

Best Moments From the 2021 Golden Globe Awards

Watch hilarious moments, heartfelt speeches, surprise wins, and more highlights from the 2021 Golden Globes.

Watch the video

2021 Golden Globe Nominees: In and Out of Character

Check out our gallery of the 2021 Golden Globe nominees in the leading and supporting acting categories, as the characters they so brilliantly played and in real life.

See the full gallery

More To Explore

Search on