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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, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: rabbi, orthodox jew, arranged marriage, judaism, family relations, matchmaking, widower, moral dilemma, women's rights, parents and children, society, introspection, older man younger woman relationship, family problems, loss of daughter, tradition, jewish, love and romance, jewish woman, couples, religion, feminism, fall in love, loveless marriage, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, belgium, tel aviv israel

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Sacred (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 110 min.
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Ushpizin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
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Place: israel, jerusalem
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Eyes Wide Open (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A beautifully affecting love story that has rightly earned comparisons to Brokeback Mountain, Haim Tabakman's potent yet impeccably restrained tale has won awards and accolades at film festivals the world over. Aaron, a pillar in ...
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My Father My Lord (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 72 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
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The Green Chariot (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Emigration to Israel challenges Sasha's Jewish identity. Will love help him to go over this crisis?
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional
Plot: jewish, fall in love, moral dilemma, family relations, religions or cults, society, romance, love and romance, immigrants, parents and children, misfit, emigration ...
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Place: middle east, israel
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Free Radicals (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 120 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
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Antarctica (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 112 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel, tel aviv
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The Greatest (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Duration: 194 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, sexy
Audience: date night
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: serious, touching, captivating, sincere, tense ...
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44%
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Country: Israel
Duration: 85 min.
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Duration: 123 min.
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