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Fill the Void ()

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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Shira
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Yochay
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Rivka
Chaim Sharir ...
Aharon
Razia Israeli ...
Aunt Hanna (as Razia Israely)
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Frieda
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Esther
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Shifi
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Shtreicher (as Michael David Weigl)
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Yossi
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Bilha
Melech Thal ...
Rabbi

Directed by

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Rama Burshtein

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Rama Burshtein ... (written by)

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Roni Abramowsky ... line producer
Assaf Amir ... producer
Adar Shafran ... line producer

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Yitzhak Azulay

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Asaf Sudri ... (as Asaf Sudry)

Film Editing by

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Sharon Elovic

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Anat Arav ... post-production coordinator
Ido Karilla ... digital picture services
Yoav Raz ... colorist
Shahar Weiss ... conform

Casting By

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Michal Koren

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Uri Aminov ... (as Ori Aminov)

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Hani Gurevitch ... (as Chani Gurewitz)

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Esther Ben-Noon ... makeup artist (as Eti Bennun)
Elinor Gigi ... assistant makeup artist
Daphna Ben Mayor ... assistant makeup artist
Hila Mins ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Tammy Cohen ... post-production producer
Michal Eliav ... production manager

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Adi Halfin ... first assistant director
Yoav Hornung ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Shimon Cohen ... property master
Tamir David ... art assistant
Daniel Didi ... set dresser
Hagai Weinblum ... art assistant

Sound Department

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Aviv Aldema ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor
Keren Or Biton ... adr recordist: adr editor / dialogue editor (as Keren Biton)
Neal Gibbs ... foley recordist
Nin Hazan ... foley artist / sound effects editor
Moti Hefetz ... sound recordist
Kobi Nissim ... additional boom
Oren Raviv ... boom operator
Oded Ringel ... additional boom

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Vered Adir ... still photographer
Karin Bar ... still photographer
Miki Berdougo ... gaffer (as Michael Berdougo)
Liad Berger ... grip
Cesar Birger ... additional gaffer (as Cesar Berger)
Gal Drimmer ... second assistant camera (as Gal Drimer)
Noam Eisenberg ... key grip
Lior Etrogy ... steadicam operator
Oded Israeli ... focus puller
Daniel Kaluzshky ... grip (as Daniel Kaluzhsky)
Reuven Rozenberg ... gaffer

Casting Department

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Or Yashar ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Adi Hahn ... dresser
Ayala Nitzan ... dresser

Location Management

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Itzik Lichtenfeld ... location manager

Script and Continuity Department

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Gaya Nachmani ... script supervisor (as Gaya Nahmani)

Additional Crew

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Odelia Appel ... production assistant
Cameron Arguelles ... quality control
Huni Arma ... production assistant
Dana Dadun ... water girl
Tony Greenman ... Legal Services
Natan Gruzman ... production assistant
Israel Itzkovich ... hassidic consultant (as Rabbi Israel Itzkovich)
Oz Jarraafi ... production assistant
Christiane Leithardt ... press: international
Ilya Marcus ... production assistant
Lia Mayer-Sommer ... foreign relations coordinator
Gaya Nachmani ... personal assistant: director (as Gaya Nahmani)
Yanir Nachmani ... production assistant
Irit Sheleg ... project development
Amri Tsarfati ... production assistant
Wolfgang W. Werner ... press: international
Or Yashar ... extras management

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Aharon Yaron Burshtein ... dedicatee
Alesia Weston ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Lemale et HaHalal (Israel, Hebrew title)
  • Fill the Void (United States)
  • Fill the Void (New Zealand, English title)
  • Fill the Void (World-wide, English title)
  • Fill the Void (Canada, English title)
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  • 90 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Hadas Yaron had to lie to get out of her military duty to audition for the film. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Im Eshkachech Yerushalayim See more »
Quotes Rabbi: Rabbi Nachman of Breslev says that blessed be he who says one word of truth to the Almighty his entire life.
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