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Fill the Void (2012)

Lemale et ha'halal (original title)
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When the older sister of Shira, an 18-year-old Hasidic Israeli, dies suddenly in childbirth, Shira must decide if she can and should marry her widowed brother-in-law, which also generates tensions within her extended family.

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Rama Burshtein

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Rama Burshtein
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Cast overview:
Hadas Yaron ... Shira
Yiftach Klein ... Yochay
Irit Sheleg ... Rivka
Chayim Sharir Chayim Sharir ... Aharon (as Chaim Sharir)
Razia Israeli Razia Israeli ... Aunt Hanna (as Razia Israely)
Hila Feldman ... Frieda
Renana Raz ... Esther
Yael Tal ... Shifi
Michael Weigel ... Shtreicher (as Michael David Weigl)
Ido Samuel ... Yossi
Neta Moran ... Bilha
Melech Thal Melech Thal ... Rabbi
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A devout 18-year-old Israeli is pressured to marry the husband of her late sister. Declaring her independence is not an option in Tel Aviv's ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community, where religious law, tradition and the rabbi's word are absolute. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief smoking | See all certifications »
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Rama Burshtein spent a year editing the movie. See more »

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Referenced in Film 2017: Episode dated 11 December 2013 (2013) See more »

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Evocative & Fresh
20 June 2013 | by eph007-304-665351See all my reviews

As a watcher of many movies I often find myself bored at watching the same tired clichés recycled over and over and packaged as original movies.

Thats why i was refreshed to watch this movie- a film that has an original story and gives us a look at a different world.

I found the casting to be excellent. The male lead was strong & handsome and inhabited his role with controlled emotion and dignity. The female lead was beautiful in an innocent way and her demure manner and emotional expressions were well suited for her role.

Well done & thanks for a good film experience!


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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

18 October 2012 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Fill the Void See more »

Filming Locations:

Tel Aviv, Israel

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$59,164, 26 May 2013

Gross USA:

$1,775,316

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,197,615
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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