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Next to Her (2014)

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Rachel, 27, is raising her mentally challenged sister Gabby, 24, all by herself. When the social worker finds out she leaves her sister alone in the house while at work, she is forced to place her in a day-care center. For the first time in her life she shares the upbringing of her dear sister with someone else, her daily routine collapses and the huge void, left by her sister's absence, makes room for a man in Rachel's life. That man, Zohar, tears another crack in the symbiotic relationship of the two sisters. Rachel hangs on to his love as if it was a life belt. But her inability to lead a normal, intimate and emotional relationship with anyone but her sister, forces them into a twisted threesome, where boundaries between love, sacrifice, nurturing and torturing - are broken.

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Critic Reviews for Next to Her

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (1)

Explores the line where caring becomes selfish rather than selfless.

March 7, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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It might leave you utterly traumatised, but this is one of the most daring, sensitive love stories in recent memory.

January 2, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A largely convincing and rewarding drama.

December 18, 2016 | Full Review…

An uncomfortable, unflinching tale of jealousy and resentment.

March 14, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Heartfelt, moving and honest ...

March 13, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A discreet and compellingly authentic study of misplaced devotion that makes oppressive use of claustrophobic interiors to capture a dependency that is both affecting and unsettling.

March 11, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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