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 ... 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 ... 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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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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On October 4, 2016, Rachel McAdams joined the cast. On December 7, 2016, Alessandro Nivola was cast in the film to play McAdams' husband. 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 »

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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

Café de Flore
Written by Matthew Herbert
Performed by Matthew Herbert (as Doctor Rockit)
Published by Soundslike Music
All rights administered by Bucks Music Group Limited
Courtesy of Accidental Records
(c) 2001 Accidental
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Never even knew this movie existed.
8 March 2021 | by staciarose20See all my reviews

I have a Starz trial and there it was. Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in a lesbian drama? Sign me up! This movie didn't get much buzz in 2018 at all. It's well done and well acted.


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Country:

Ireland | UK | USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

27 April 2018 (USA) 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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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