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Unorthodox 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2020)
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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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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 ...  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 Roubeni 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 Decker 3 episodes, 2020
Yousef 'Joe' Sweid ...  Karim Nuri 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 Dropkin 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 Nuri 2 episodes, 2020
Malky Goldman ...  Sheindi 2 episodes, 2020
Hildegard Schroedter ...  Academy Secretary 2 episodes, 2020
Lenn Kudrjawizki ...  Igor 2 episodes, 2020
Lena Kalisch ...  Blima 2 episodes, 2020
Alexa Karolinski ...  Chava (Esther's Cousin) 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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In episode 4, when Esty is buying a lipstick, Deborah Feldman the author of "Unorthodox" (which this series is based upon), can be seen in the background wearing a salmon coloured shirt. 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 »

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Escape from a pre-dictated life as an Orthodox Jewish woman
26 March 2020 | by thursdaysrecordsSee all my reviews

The deeply moving true story of Esty, a young woman who never felt like she fit in with her extremely structured Jewish Orthodox community in New York City. Viewed as an "orphan" by her immediate family, Esty is very close with her maternal Grandmother, who seems to be her only true friend after being abandoned by her birth mother, who "shamed" the family by marrying outside of her faith.

The story begins at different points, swinging back and forth from the recent past, where a "Matchmaker" arranged for Esty's marriage to the similarly awkward son of a jeweler, to the present, where Esty flees to Berlin, Germany with virtually only the clothes on her body. For the first time, Esty experiences a world of progress', progressive ideas, and progressive ways of life. A group of young musicians enter Esty's life and change everything. - Will an abandoned husband and the angry extended family accept Esty's "unorthodox" life choices? Not without a fight!

As a native to Berlin, this story is deeply touching my heart. I see in Esty's story elements of my own family history, and the history of this world. It gives me hope that we will do more than "never forget", but continue to grow as decent human beings, to get ever closer to the potentials of humanity, living peacefully to enjoy the one life we have, and to contribute to the joy of others. There is so much more that unites us than sets us apart. As a television drama series, "Unorthodox" is among the finest I've been privileged to see.


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26 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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