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Fill the Void (2012)
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Fill the Void (2012)
Original name: למלא את החלל
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eighteen-year-old Shira is the youngest daughter of the Mendelman family. She is about to be married off to a promising young man of the same age and background. It is a dream come true, and Shira feels prepared and excited. On Purim, her twenty-eight-year-old sister, Esther, dies while giving birth to her first child, Mordechay. The pain and grief that overwhelm the family postpone Shira's promised match. Everything changes when a match is proposed to Yochay-Esther's late husband-to a widow from Belgium. Yochay feels it's too early, although he realizes that sooner or later he must seriously consider getting married again. When the girls' mother finds out that Yochay may marry the widow and move to Belgium with her only grandchild, she proposes a match between Shira and the widower. Shira will have to choose between her heart's wish and her family duty. She will find out that the void which she must choose exists only within her heart.
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, psychological, sincere, gloomy, serious, contemplative
Plot: rabbi, orthodox jew, arranged marriage, family relations, tradition, matchmaking, widower, moral dilemma, parents and children, society, introspection, women's rights, family problems, loss of daughter, love and romance, couples, youth, childbirth, child birth, death in the family, torment, solace, family in crisis, female director, jewish woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, belgium, tel aviv israel

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Duration: 47 min.
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Duration: 72 min.
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71%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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