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Disobedience (2017)

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A woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.

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Sebastián Lelio
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anton Lesser ... Rav Krushka
Alessandro Nivola ... Dovid Kuperman
Allan Corduner ... Moshe Hartog
Nicholas Woodeson ... Rabbi Goldfarb
David Fleeshman David Fleeshman ... Yosef Kirschbaum
Steve Furst ... Dr Gideon Rigler
Rachel Weisz ... Ronit Krushka
Trevor Allan Davies ... Tattooed Man
Sophia Brown ... Photographic Studio Assistant
Anthony Dowding Anthony Dowding ... Man in Bar
Bernice Stegers ... Fruma Hartog
Clara Francis Clara Francis ... Hinda
Rachel McAdams ... Esti Kuperman
Lia Cohen Lia Cohen ... Rina
Cara Horgan ... Miss Scheinberg
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Storyline

From a screenplay by Sebastián Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, the film follows a woman as she returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Based on Naomi Alderman's book, the film stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola. Written by Bleecker Street

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Taglines:

Love is an act of defiance.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

27 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Disobedience See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$237,393, 29 April 2018

Gross USA:

$3,498,782

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,870,127
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filming locations in London included Cricklewood and Hendon. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where there are prayers in the house of mourning ("Shiva") the men and women are seen as intermingling. However, in a very orthodox Shiva service there would be complete separation of the genders - indeed, in a small house, such as the one depicted, they would be in separate rooms. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rav Krushka: In the beginning, Hashem made three types of creatures, the angels, the beasts, and the human beings. The angels, He made from His pure word. The angels have no will to do evil. They cannot deviate for one moment from His purpose. The beasts have only their instincts to guide them. They, too, follow the commands of their maker. The Torah states that Hashem spent almost six whole days of creation fashioning these creatures. Then, just before sunset, He took a small quantity of earth...
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Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Memorable Movie Couples of 2018 (2018) See more »

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Im Eshkakhekh
Arrangement by Eliot Alderman (as E. Alderman)
Performed by Eliot Alderman, Edward Hughes, Matthew Pochin, Joseph Thompson, Yoav Oved, Benjamin Seifert, Gabriel Gottlieb, Harry Style, Aaron Isaac
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Great Acting... but standard average story
15 October 2018 | by costas-81556See all my reviews

The performances among the very best ... but the subject pretty standard and story predictable and as expected. Worth seeing but nothing too much to be excited about. Trying to focus the story through the Jewish tradition and background makes rather worse


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