Israeli Rachel Gerlik has been widowed for one year. Despite not ever having loved her husband, she feels she now needs to move on with her life. She plans to sell his car, which has not been touched in that year. She starts dating again, solely on blind dates set up by her friend Shula Kupfer, first with the insecure Yossi Moraly and then with renowned cantor Moshe Weinstock. Most importantly in Rachel's plan is to be accepted into the founding group of a new ideologically-based West Bank settlement yet to be built, the acceptance committee chaired by Shula's husband, Motkeh Kupfer, considered one of the most important figures in religious Zionism. She has many factors working against her in being accepted, most specifically there not being a man in the household. Regardless, Rachel and her family are accepted on a trial basis. Her family consists of two teen-aged daughters, Esti and Tami, both who believe that their mother has lost touch with the realities of their lives, especially... Written by
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originally turned down the role of Moshe Weinstok, saying it's too small for someone who hadn't acted for quite a while. He changed his mind after director Joseph Cedar
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When Rachel comes home after her meeting with the founding committee, when Tammy has locked herself in her room and Rachel is talking to Esti in the Living Room, the shots of Rachel show her with her hands cupped over the top of a soda pop bottle, but the shots of Esti (from behind Rachel) show Rachel's hands cupped on her knapsack on the table. See more
I know you're waiting for someone better than me. I can even understand it. I just want you to know that I love you. I think you're a very special woman.
[there is a long silence
It's okay. You don't have to answer me. Good night.
[Rachel turns to walk away then stops
I'm not waiting for someone better than you. Don't even say that. You're the nicest person I've ever met.
So what are you waiting for?
I don't know. I'm waiting to fall in love. I'm 42 years old and ...
Features Mivtsa Yonatan
Hashmal Zorem Be-Chapot Yadecha
Lyrics by Yoram Taharlev
Music by Nurit Hirsch
Arranged by Jonathan Bar-Giora
Performed by Riki Gal See more