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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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Rav Krushka
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Dovid Kuperman
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Moshe Hartog
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Rabbi Goldfarb
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Yosef Kirschbaum
Steve Furst ...
Dr Gideon Rigler
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Ronit Krushka
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Tattooed Man
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Photographic Studio Assistant
Anthony Dowding ...
Man in Bar
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Fruma Hartog
Clara Francis ...
Hinda
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Esti Kuperman
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Rina
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Miss Scheinberg
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Student 1
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Student 2
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Student 3
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Rebbetzin Goldfarb
Ruth Lass ...
Wig Shop Assistant
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Rivka
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Shmuli
Mark Stobbart ...
Lev
Rose Walker ...
Sara
Caroline Gruber ...
Mrs Hannah Shapiro
Eliot Alderman ...
Choir Member
Adrian Alexander ...
Choir Member
Joseph Thompson ...
Choir Member
Gabriel Gottlieb ...
Choir Member
Aaron Isaac ...
Choir Member
Julian Sander ...
Choir Member
Jason Blair ...
Choir Member
Moshe Caplan ...
Choir Member
Eliot Berman ...
Choir Member
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Jewish Man (uncredited)
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Passenger (uncredited)
Rene Costa ...
Rabbi (uncredited)
Sheila Glass ...
Hesped Woman (uncredited)
Martin Gordon ...
Rabbi (uncredited)
Cristian Lazar ...
Rabbi (uncredited)
Adam Lazarus ...
Sam (Trainee Rabbi) (uncredited)
Rupert Lazarus ...
Barman (uncredited)
Heather Nute ...
Passer-by (uncredited)
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Orthodox Jewish Lady (uncredited)
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Young Rabbi (uncredited)
Jonathan Schey ...
Young Rabbi (uncredited)
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Jewish Woman (uncredited)
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Hesped (uncredited)
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Avi (uncredited)
David Sullivan ...
Hesped Man (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sebastián Lelio ... (directed by)

Written by

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Sebastián Lelio ... (written by) &
Rebecca Lenkiewicz ... (written by)
 
Naomi Alderman ... (based on the novel by)

Produced by

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Naomi Alderman ... associate producer
Glen Basner ... executive producer
Daniel Battsek ... executive producer
Ben Browning ... executive producer
Rachel Dargavel ... line producer
Rose Garnett ... executive producer
Miles Godwin ... line producer: New York
Nicholas Goldfarb ... co-producer: New York (as Nick Goldfarb)
Ed Guiney ... producer (produced by)
Eric Laufer ... executive producer
Genevieve Lemal ... producer: Scope (as Geneviève Lemal)
Andrew Lowe ... executive producer
Martina Niland ... co-producer
Giovanna Randall ... executive producer
Frida Torresblanco ... producer (produced by)
Rachel Weisz ... producer (produced by)

Music by

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Matthew Herbert ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Danny Cohen ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Nathan Nugent

Editorial Department

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Tom Balkwill ... head of digital intermediate
Gareth Bishop ... on-line editor
Abigail McKenzie ... digital intermediate producer
Fiona Starogardzki ... first assistant editor
Diana Vasquez ... on-line editor

Casting By

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Nina Gold

Production Design by

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Sarah Finlay

Art Direction by

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Jimena Azula
Bobbie Cousins

Costume Design by

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Odile Dicks-Mireaux

Makeup Department

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Judy Chin ... makeup artist: Rachel Weisz, New York
Gigi Dey ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Alex King ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Marese Langan ... hair designer / makeup designer
Mandy Lyons ... hair stylist: Rachel Weisz, New York
Denise Stocker ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Cecilie Aadnevik ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Deborah Harding ... post-production supervisor
Roslyn Hill ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Joelle Mae David ... Floor Runner
Simon Hedges ... first assistant director
James R. Kipping ... third assistant director
Jason Rickwood ... third assistant director
Kate Selby ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Jess Alexander ... graphic designer
Caroline Barton ... standby art director
Roxanne Farnham ... assistant buyer
India Jaques ... art department assistant
John Moolenschot ... construction manager
Alexandra Slade ... production buyer
Lionel Stanhope ... h.o.d. painter
James Waddingham ... assistant construction manager
Kip Walker ... stand-by props

Sound Department

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Ben Baird ... re-recording mixer: sound designer
Matthew Brown ... boom operator
Patrick Christensen ... adr mixer
Barry Coxhead ... second assistant sound
Mark DeSimone ... adr mixer: New York
Eric Diebner ... audio
Mitch Dorf ... adr mixer
Xavier Dujardin ... re-recording mix assistant
Nils Fauth ... adr recordist
Tyler Newhouse ... adr recordist
Sean O'Shea ... sound supervisor
Steve Phillips ... sound mixer
Ramon Pyndiah ... sound maintenance
Bruno Seznec ... studio manager
James Trusson ... adr recordist
Thomas Vertongen ... sound editor
David Vranken ... sound effects editor
Jacopo Massaretti ... dubbing recordist (uncredited)
Jack Wensley ... mix technician (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Neil Jenkins ... special effects technician
Scott MacIntyre ... special effects supervisor (as Scott McIntyre)

Visual Effects by

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Natacha Brohan ... compositor
Cédric Delhaye ... compositor
Lionel Delsart ... compositor / digital compositor
Michel Denis ... visual effects intermediate executive producer / visual effects producer
Eric Dupont ... digital compositor
Adam Glasman ... digital intermediate colourist
Ronald Grauer ... visual effects supervisor
Hadrien Huvelle ... devops / tech support
Kevin Lamaire ... tech support
Fabrice Laroche ... matchmoving artist
Alexandra Meese ... artist's manager
Frédéric Vanmeerbeeck ... digital compositor
Antoine Wattier ... data wrangler

Stunts

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Derek Lea ... stunts (as Derek Lee)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Johan Heurlin Aidt ... "a" camera operator: new york unit
Leo Alvarez ... gaffer
William Anderson ... key grip
Anthony Bagley ... digital imaging technician
James Benedetto ... grip
Brad Bilger ... best boy: grip
Ben Brown ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Anthony Capello ... first assistant camera
Darrell Day ... grip
Joshua Dempsey ... electrician
Shane Duckworth ... first assistant camera: "b" camera, New York unit
Rolf Eberlein ... best boy: electric
Tobias Eedy ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Alex Finlayson ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
George Anthony Fox ... second assistant camera: dailies
David Frendak ... steadicam assistant
Emilio Garfath ... camera trainee: "b" camera
Rob Garvie ... lighting equipment: panalux
Sal Giarratano ... camera equipment: panavision
Dave Glossop ... rigger
Callum Graham ... epk camera operator
Keith Greenwood ... steadicam operator
Hannah Jell ... camera trainee
Will Kendal ... rigging gafer
Iain MacKay ... camera operator: "a" camera (as Iain Mackay) / steadicam operator
Paul McGeachan ... gaffer
Gary Moore ... rigging electrician
Alex Mott ... camera grip
Agatha A. Nitecka ... still and specials photographer
Vince Rappa ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Steve Roberts ... best boy
Cameron Sizemore ... second assistant camera: New York Unit
Oliver Smith ... assistant digital imaging technician
Thomas Tann ... electrician
Calem Trevor ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Steve Walsh ... electrician
Hugh Whittaker ... camera equipment: panavision
Seán McDermott ... dailies second assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Lauren Evans ... casting associate
Jake Krickhan ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Charlotte Ashworth ... 2nd costume standby
Jake Collier ... set costumer
Decor Elaine ... set costumer
Johanna Elf ... assistant costume designer
Ruth Helen Munden ... crowd costume assistant
Elizabeth Richards ... wardrobe supervisor
Lucia Riley ... costume trainee
Alice Speak ... principle costume standby
Hood Thomas ... additional costumer

Location Management

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Matthew Bradley ... location assistant
Florence Cleverdon ... location assistant
Olaf Gilliam ... location scout
Jamie Gustis ... location advisor
Vinnie Jassal ... location manager
Joe Kirby ... unit assistant
Lucy Lee ... assistant location manager
Jacob Metsa ... location manager
Umberto Schramm ... unit manager

Music Department

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Steven Beale ... studio assistant
Mark Berrow ... violin
Samuel Karl Bohn ... composer: trailer music
Rachel Bolt ... viola
Hugh Brunt ... conductor / orchestrator
Daisy Chute ... copyist
Jessica Dannheisser ... additional orchestrator
Sarah Giles ... music supervisor
Toby Hulbert ... studio assistant
Roger Linley ... musician: double bass
Jeremy Murphy ... assistant sound engineer
Sam Okell ... scoring engineer
Nick Payne ... music supervisor
Lester Salmins ... recording engineer
Matthias Schneider ... score coordination
Amy Stewart ... assistant orchestra contractor
Byron Wallen ... shofar player
Bruce White ... Viola
Steve Wright ... studio assistant

Script and Continuity Department

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Claire Fowler ... script supervisor
Juan Elias Tovar ... script consultant
Liz West ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Stuart Allan ... minibus driver
Andy Barton ... unit driver
Simon Davies ... unit driver
Tina Faulkner ... unit driver
Wayne Green ... facilities account manager
Peter Herst ... driver: Rachel Weisz
Stephen Lawrence ... unit driver
Erol Ramsey ... unit driver
Iaeun Roberts ... facilities driver
Nigel Roberts ... facilities captain
Ray Robinson ... minibus driver (as Ray 'Rocket' Robinson)
Jason Vanezis ... minibus driver
Nigel Willson ... minibus driver
Calum Wilson ... camera truck driver

Additional Crew

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Kamlesh Acheson ... assistant accountant
Alvi Alamgir ... set medic
Geraldine Atlee ... head of legal and business affairs: film 4
Richard Baker ... EVP marketing & creative advertising: FilmNation Entertainment
Sue Bodine ... lawyer: brave films
Sue Bruce-Smith ... head of commercial and brand strategy: film4
Mark Byrne ... head of business affairs: element pictures
Phil Cairns ... press & publicity manager: film4
Neil Calder ... completion guarantor
Andrea F. Cannistraci ... Legal: Braven Films
Malcolm Cheatle ... security
Alison Cohen ... EVP business & legal affairs: FilmNation Entertainment
Malou Coindreau ... floor runner
Fiona Collins ... executive assistant: Andrew Lowe
Jamie Cook ... catering manager
Toby Cornish ... title designer
Emma Costello ... production secretary
Charlotte Duliere ... production executive: scope pictures
Nicky Earnshaw ... production executive: film4
Lisa Edward ... production coordinator
Tanisha Ellis ... security
Tara Erer ... SVP sales: FilmNation Entertainment
Elliot Fisher ... cashier
Howard Fishman ... company lawyer: LC6
Claire Fowler ... script supervisor: new york
Sandra Frieze ... dialect coach: Rachel McAdams
Lottie Graham ... production assistant
Lucie Graves ... completion guarantor
Angela Haberstumpf ... accounting: braven films
Tarn Harper ... post production accountant
Paula Heffernan ... head of production: element pictures
Joe Hennessy ... head of security
Nicolas Honorez ... production executive: scope pictures
Mick Hurrell ... health and safety advisor
J. Lauren Jackson ... prop master
Michael A. Jackson ... EVP post production & worldwide delivery: FilmNation Entertainment
Stephanie Jill ... ice-skating co-ordinator
Jess Kellner ... production assistant
Tighe Kellner ... production assistant
Nicolas Keusters ... chief operating officer: scope pictures
Jason Kirk ... assistant coordinator
Emily Leach ... production coordinator
Sally Low ... Ronit's photographs
Jamie Magnifico ... production assistant
Marilyne Maia ... production manager: scope pictures
Cat Morgan ... assistant: Rachel Weisz
Sally Mulligan ... unit nurse: Main Unit
Paul Newbury ... head chef
Emma Norton ... head of development: element pictures
Adrian O'Brien ... production accountant
Emer O'Shea ... senior production coordinator: element pictures
John O'Sullivan ... insurance: media insurance
Virginie Paillet ... managing director: scope pictures
Drake Patton ... production assistant
Michael Peters ... creative production coordinator: braven films
Pauline Piechota ... SVP distribution: FilmNation Entertainment
Ian Pine ... SVP finance & accounting: FilmNation Entertainment
Niamh Plunkett ... executive assistant: Ed Guiney
Russell Pontone ... key production assistant
Taryn Cassidy Poole ... assistant: Rachel McAdams (as Taryn Poole)
Milan Popelka ... chief operating officer: FilmNation Entertainment
Leonie Quinn ... finance manager: element pictures
Ina Remme ... assistant: Ed Guiney
Izzy Renton ... floor runner
Alessandro Riconda ... assistant: Alessandro Nivola
Jonny Rivera ... key production assistant
Emma Robinson ... unit publicist
Daniel Rogers ... health and safety officer
Jill Rosen ... Publicity Consultant: FilmNation Entertainment
Jonathan Rutter ... unit publicist
Aaron Ryder ... co-president production & acquisitions: FilmNation Entertainment
Selena Saldana ... vp publicity: filmnation entertainment
Hannah Saunders ... marketing & brand executive: film4
Ross Saxon ... head of development: braven films
Jeanne Scahaise ... additional runner
Mark Sevier ... security
Albert Sharpe ... epk
Stephen Sorby ... security
Hannah Summers ... researcher
Susie Talbot ... assistant: Rachel Weisz
Simone Tomasi ... production assistant
Annette Waldron ... chief operating officer: element pictures
Polly Wilby ... assistant post production accountant
Eva Yates ... creative executive: Film4 / creative executive: film4
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach: Rachel McAdams (uncredited)
Alessandro Riconda ... assistant to Sebastián Lelio and Frida Torresblanco (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Désobéissance (France)
  • Ungehorsam (Germany)
  • Nieposłuszne (Poland)
  • 離經叛愛 (Taiwan)
  • İtaatsizlik (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 114 min
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Box Office

Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $5,917,917, 15 Jul 2018

Did You Know?

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Trivia Throughout the movie Esti Kuperman (Rachel McAdams) is shown wearing a wig. This wig is called a sheitel and is worn by some Orthodox Jewish married women in order to conform with the requirement of Jewish law to cover their hair. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Top 10 Memorable Movie Couples of 2018 (2018). See more »
Soundtracks The Last Beat See more »
Quotes Ronit Krushka: Esti, do you think I should go back early?
Esti Kuperman: No... no. No, I don't think you should leave at all.
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