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Kadosh (1999)

 -  Drama  -  10 June 1999 (Israel)
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Two sisters become victims of the patriarchal, ultra-orthodox society.

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Credited cast:
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Rivka
Yoram Hattab ...
Meïr
Meital Barda ...
Malka
Uri Klauzner ...
Yossef (as Uri Ran-Klausner)
Yussuf Abu-Warda ...
Rav Shimon
Leah Koenig ...
Elisheva (as Lea Koenig)
Sami Huri ...
Yaakov
Rivka Michaeli ...
Gynaecologist
Samuel Calderon ...
Uncle Shmouel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noa Dori ...
Noa
Shireen Kadivar ...
Lexa
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The year 2000 approaches in Jerusalem's Orthodox Mea Shearim quarter, where the women work, keep house, and have children so the men can study the Torah and the Talmud. Rivka is happily and passionately married to Meir, but they remain childless. The yeshiva's rabbi, who is Meir's father, wants Meir to divorce Rivka: "a barren woman is no woman." Rivka's sister, Malka, is in love with Yakov, a Jew shunned by the yeshiva as too secular. The rabbi arranges Malka's marriage to Yossef, whose agitation when fulfilling religious duties approaches the grotesque. Can the sisters sort out their hearts' desires within this patriarchal world? If not, have they any other options? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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£15,659 (UK) (21 July 2000)

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$735,864 (USA) (18 August 2000)
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Anti-Orthodox Screed That Does No Favor For Feminists
8 October 2005 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

My mother told me not to go to see "Kadosh" -- but who ever listens to one's mother?

I was so turned off by it while I was watching I thought I must have lost my feminist credentials on the way into the theater, so I checked with card-carrying feminists the next day. No, they also thought it was much more an anti-Orthodox screed than a pro-feminist statement, painting the Orthodox as equal to the Taliban.

While this Israeli movie is careful to show that the sect the story is about is the ultimate ultra-Orthodox Messianists, it is so nasty as to be unbelievable (plus that the non-fanatic Orthodox rock-'n'-roller(!) one of the sisters is in love with is incredibly sexy--even in Israel that must be fantasy).

The theater was quite crowded, so there's a pent-up curiosity to see Israeli movies; too bad this vicious movie is the one getting wide distribution. This was almost enough to drive me back to insipid Hollywood romantic movies.

(originally written 4/29/2000)


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