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First off, the film had impressive cinematography, and it was notable that the filming was well thought out in this respect. I felt that the filming significantly contributed to the film being enjoyable. Even a casual view would take note of the angles and the wide screen shootings.
As for the plot, the film flowed well, and the dialogue was sincere and heartfelt. The conflict portrayed within religious life is one that can be related to. The clash of modern day values and keeping the tradition comes up in various scenes.
The acting of Avraham Aviv Alush was notable, he delivered a fine performance in a versatile role.
Overall, and entertaining film, which was well thought out, authentic dialogue, and of course... a wonderful theme song.
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