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Fill the Void

Fill the Void
  • 2012
  • Israel
  • 90 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rama Burshtein
  • Written by: Rama Burshtein
  • Cast: Hila Feldman, Razia Israeli, Yiftach Klein
  • Language: Hebrew
  • UK release: 13 December 2013

An 18 year old girl from Israel's ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community is pressured to marry her sister's widower.

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Fill the Void

9 Dec 20133 stars

Elegant, claustrophobic drama about Orthodox Jewish traditions from Rama Burshtein

Where does family loyalty end and personal autonomy begin? This elegant but claustrophobic drama, written and directed by Rama Burshtein, a member of the closed-off Orthodox Jewish community that it depicts, sets its struggle between duty and instinct…

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