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Yentl (1983) Poster

(1983)

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Yentl: Why is it that every book I buy, every bookseller has the same old argument?

Yentl's Father: You know why.

Yentl: I envy them.

Yentl's Father: The booksellers?

Yentl: No, not the booksellers, the students. Talking about life, the mysteries of the universe and I'm learning how to tell a herring from a carp.

Yentl's Father: Yentl, for the thousandth time, men and women..."

Yentl: [cuts him off] have different obligations, I know, but...

Yentl's Father: [cuts her off] and don't ask why.

Yentl's Father: [sees her disappointment] Go on, get the book.

Yentl: Thank you, papa!

Yentl's Father: The shutters, darling.

Yentl: We don't have to hide my studying from God, then why the neighbors?

Yentl's Father: Why? Because I trust God will understand. I'm not so sure about the neighbors.

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Anshel: Why is it people who want the truth never believe it when they hear it?

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Avigdor: I can't believe this, I'm arguing with a woman!

Yentl: It's not the first time.

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Rabbi Zalman: It's by their questions that we choose our students, not only by their answers.

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Bookseller: You're in the wrong place, storybooks for women are over here.

Yentl: [holding a book] I'd like this one, please.

Bookseller: [takes the book away] Sacred books are for men.

Yentl: Why?

Bookseller: It's the law.

Yentl: Where's it written?

Bookseller: It doesn't matter where it's written, it's the law.

Yentl: Well if it's the law it must be written somewhere, perhaps in here

[the book]

Yentl: . I'll take it.

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Tailor: A tailor's like a doctor, what's to be ashamed?

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