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Kadosh

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Kadosh

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
117 minutes
performer:
Yael Abecassis, Yoram Hattab
director:
Amos Gitai
author:
Amos Gitai
genre:
Foreign Language

We gave it an A-

In an Orthodox enclave of Jerusalem, Rivka (Abecassis) glows with silent despair as a wife whose fate is sealed when 10 years of marriage fail to produce a child. Her devoted but ineffective husband (Hattab), heartbroken, takes a new wife, leaving only Rivka’s younger sister to rail against a life carved in stone. Director Amos Gitai, a former documentarian, frames each scene of Kadosh like a stark photograph, chillingly capturing the austerity of a world bound by fanaticism and prayer. A-

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