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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 »
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This movie had potential as the theme of marriage at a later stage is a prominent in the religious society in Israel. As for the acting, although Noa Kooler's was impressive in her performance, the movie's "beat" was kind of monotonous, and it felt as if the actors were all subject to this depressing mood. Although there was some humor, the plot dragged along.
Felt like there were almost no twists and turns in the movie, and the standstill dialogue did not create motivation to continue watching.
Overall, a wonderful plot idea, some impressive acting, and mediocre execution.
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