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The Women's Balcony (2016)

Ismach Hatani (original title)
A bar mitzvah mishap causes a major rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem.

Director:

Emil Ben-Shimon

Writer:

Shlomit Nehama

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Cast

Credited cast:
Evelin Hagoel ... Ettie
Igal Naor ... Zion
Orna Banai ... Tikva
Einat Saruf ... Margalit
Avraham Aviv Alush ... Rabbi David (as Aviv Alush)
Itzik Cohen ... Aaron
Yafit Asulin ... Yaffa
Sharon Elimelech ... Ora (as Sharona Elimelech)
Herzl Tobey ... Nissan
Haim Zanati
Assaf Ben-Shimon
Abraham Celektar ... (as Avraham Celektar)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ronit Ivgi ... Geula
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Storyline

A bar mitzvah mishap causes a major rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

26 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Women's Balcony See more »

Filming Locations:

Jerusalem, Israel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,650, 2 June 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,200,885, 12 November 2017
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Production Co:

Pie Films See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Entertaining Film
28 November 2016 | by aryehcSee all my reviews

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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