Kadosh (2000)

Kadosh

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Rivka and Malka are two Orthodox Jewish sisters living in one of the most traditional communities in Jerusalem, and both are coming up against conflicts between their faith and their gender. Rivka and Meir have been married for 10 years, but are childless. Despite his real love for his wife, Meir feels he must follow tradition and take another, fertile wife. Meanwhile, Malka goes through with an arranged marriage, despite having fallen for a young student. When the realities of her enclosed … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Eliette Abecassis, Jacky Cukier, Amos Gitai
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 28, 2000
Runtime:
Kino International

Cast


as Rav Shimon

as Elisheva

as Yaakov

as Rav Shimon

as Gynecologist

as Man in the Bar

as Rav Shimon
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Critic Reviews for Kadosh

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | September 25, 2008
Variety
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

An unforgettably emotional film, as the love between the lead characters becomes shot through with tension, guilt and jealousy.

Full Review… | April 29, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Kadosh

An ultimately sad film, highlighting the subjugation of women within a certain Hassidic enclave in Jerusalem. The film itself is very slow, dark, and quiet. There are scenes of immense tenderness, particularly those between a childless husband and wife, deeply in love, but forced by their community to separate so that the husband can re-marry in an attempt to produce children. But, there are also scenes of fierce brutality and blatant ignorance dictated by an incomplete understanding of the purpose, and intent, of God's Laws. This is not easy to watch, and the sense of sadness that pervades never relents, but it is still fascinating.

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Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

An ultimately sad film, highlighting the subjugation of women within a certain Hassidic enclave in Jerusalem. While maybe less than authentic, (how many Hassidic actors are there, and how many of them would agree to portray the intimate scenes depicted here?) the message that women are second-class citizens with no voice within their community is valid and bears investigation. The film itself is very slow, dark, and quiet. There are scenes of immense tenderness, particularly those between Meir (Yoram Hattab) and Rivka (Yael Abecassis), a husband and wife, deeply in love, but forced by their community to separate so that Meir can re-marry in an attempt to produce children. But, there are also scenes of fierce brutality and blatant ignorance dictated by an incomplete understanding of the purpose and intent of God's Laws. This is not easy to watch, and the sense of sadness that pervades never relents, but it is still fascinating.

Mark Abell
Mark Abell

Super Reviewer

Perhaps another example of a film being completely beyond my comprehension being a goy. I didn't enjoy it.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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