Story of a young ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman who flees her arranged marriage and religious community to start a new life abroad.

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Anna Winger
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2020  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Shira Haas ...  Esther Shapiro 4 episodes, 2020
Amit Rahav ...  Yanky Shapiro 4 episodes, 2020
Jeff Wilbusch ...  Moishe Lefkovitch 4 episodes, 2020
Alex Reid ...  Leah Mandelbaum Schwartz 4 episodes, 2020
Ronit Asheri Ronit Asheri ...  Malka Schwartz 4 episodes, 2020
Delia Mayer ...  Miriam Shapiro 4 episodes, 2020
Dina Doron ...  Babby 4 episodes, 2020
David Mandelbaum David Mandelbaum ...  Zeidy 4 episodes, 2020
Gera Sandler ...  Mordecai Schwartz 4 episodes, 2020
Eli Rosen ...  Rabbi 4 episodes, 2020
Aaron Altaras ...  Robert 4 episodes, 2020
Tamar Amit-Joseph ...  Yael 4 episodes, 2020
Langston Uibel ...  Axmed 4 episodes, 2020
Safinaz Sattar Safinaz Sattar ...  Dasia 4 episodes, 2020
Felix Mayr Felix Mayr ...  Mike 4 episodes, 2020
Aziz Dyab Aziz Dyab ...  Salim 4 episodes, 2020
Isabel Schosnig ...  Nina 3 episodes, 2020
Yousef 'Joe' Sweid ...  Karim 3 episodes, 2020
Michael Cohen-Weissert Michael Cohen-Weissert ...  Academy Conductor / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Harvey Friedman ...  Symcha Shapiro 2 episodes, 2020
Tal Hever Tal Hever ...  Aaron Shapiro 2 episodes, 2020
Ita Korenzecher ...  Rivka 2 episodes, 2020
Laura Beckner ...  Vivian 2 episodes, 2020
Noam Asheri Noam Asheri ...  Noam 2 episodes, 2020
Michal Birnbaum ...  Kallah Teacher 2 episodes, 2020
Melissa Weisz ...  Chaya 2 episodes, 2020
Dennenesch Zoudé ...  Sosena 2 episodes, 2020
Malky Goldman ...  Sheindi 2 episodes, 2020
Hildegard Schroedter ...  Academy Secretary 2 episodes, 2020
Lenn Kudrjawizki ...  Igor 2 episodes, 2020
Charles Rosen Ensemble Charles Rosen Ensemble ...  Academy Orchestra 2 episodes, 2020
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The series follows a young woman brought up in an ultra-Orthodox community in Brooklyn's Williamsburg district who strikes out for Berlin, leaving behind an arranged marriage and tight-knit faith community in part to pursue her goal discovering her path.

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Trivia

None of the Payot or "curls" are authentic. They were all created to match the original hair colors and stuck on underneath the Yarmulkas. See more »

Goofs

In the Brooklyn apartment of the main couple, Esty and Yanky, their bathroom has a European style toilet (tank) because most of the series interiors were filmed in Berlin. See more »

Connections

Featured in Jeremy Vine: Episode #3.72 (2020) See more »

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Brave & Courageous...
17 June 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

A young woman, trapped by the culture of orthodox religion escapes to start a fresh life, build new friendships, learn. Pursued by those that won't let go, she exercises the power to be herself come what may.

An inspiring piece of film making and a standout performance by Shira Haas. Hopefully goes some way to enlightening and empowering those in similar positions, demonstrating that there is a way to independence and self fulfilment, while educating a wider audience to the challenges faced by some, in the presence of traditions dating back to the pharaohs - overwhelmingly traditions used by men to control women.


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Germany

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Release Date:

26 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Unorthodox See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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