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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Gili and Yaara decide to leave the city and have a fresh start, building a house in the countryside of the Galilee. But while their dream house is being built, the foundations of their relationship slowly collapse.
When Eyal finishes the week of mourning for his late son, his wife urges him to return to their routine but instead he gets high with a young neighbor and sets out to discover that there ... See full summary »
Director Rama Burshtein is a practicer of Heredi Judaism, which carries strict rules regarding what film subjects are considered appropriate. She consulted with her rabbi throughout the filming of the movie to ensure its propriety. For example, none of the male actors ever touch the main character in any way. See more »
You actually give the impression of being a sane man.
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I love romance comedies. Even the cheesy ones that Hallmark makes. That said, I thought this movie would be cheesy. I completely expected that. So I had low expectations going in.. However the opening scene is this young woman going to a mystic to seek help to find true love. All the 10star reviews that slam the negative reviews by saying "it takes faith to understand this movie", the foundation isn't faith. The mystic has nothing to do with God.
For me, an unwatchable movie
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