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Lemale et ha'halal (2012)

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When the older sister of Shira, an 18-year-old Hasidic Israeli, dies suddenly in childbirth, Shira must decide if she can and should marry her widowed brother-in-law, which also generates tensions within her extended family.

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A devout 18-year-old Israeli is pressured to marry the husband of her late sister. Declaring her independence is not an option in Tel Aviv's ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community, where religious law, tradition and the rabbi's word are absolute. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief smoking | See all certifications »
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18 October 2012 (Israel)  »

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Fill the Void  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$59,164, 26 May 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,774,639, 29 September 2013
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Hadas Yaron had to lie to get out of her military duty to audition for the film. See more »

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Referenced in Film '72: Episode dated 11 December 2013 (2013) See more »

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Evocative & Fresh
20 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

As a watcher of many movies I often find myself bored at watching the same tired clichés recycled over and over and packaged as original movies.

Thats why i was refreshed to watch this movie- a film that has an original story and gives us a look at a different world.

I found the casting to be excellent. The male lead was strong & handsome and inhabited his role with controlled emotion and dignity. The female lead was beautiful in an innocent way and her demure manner and emotional expressions were well suited for her role.

Well done & thanks for a good film experience!


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