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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 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 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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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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Trivia

Based on the novel of the same name by Naomi Alderman. See more »

Goofs

Whilst waiting for the tube (subway) to take them to the West End (centre) they appear to be on a platform of an underground station. However, the station they would have gone to would have been Golders Green, which is outside (not underground). Whilst on the train they are shot in close-up only but you can see into the next carriage which is completely empty (very unlikely in a train from Golders Green). 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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Soundtracks

Walk Through the Fire
Written by Samantha Barbera, Nicholas Ruth and Kygo (as Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll)
Performed by Beginners
Published by Songs Music Publishing LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd, Prescription Songs LLC administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Limited
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Must watch !!
15 November 2018 | by AdilovelanaSee all my reviews

One of the most beautiful films I had ever watched . A story about , love , religion , heartbreak , friendship . The cinematography is perfect and the acting is incredible


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Country:

Ireland | UK | USA

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:

$8,003,180
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2.35 : 1
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