1953. In McCarthy's America, Jakob and Esther Rubenstein are betrayed and punished for an act of industrial espionage. Could this be the greatest miscarriage of justice of the twentieth century? 1975. New York. Matthew Maddison meets Anna Levi in front of an art gallery photograph of Jakob and Esther sharing one final kiss before they part. Young, radical and falling in love, together they seek justice for the past.
Inspired by a true story, The Rubenstein Kiss explores the mysterious corridors of history to reveal the anguish of a family, a quest for atonement and the truth about a crime that divided the world.