24.9. - 3.10.2020

Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Germany, France, Israel 2014 | 115 min | OV | Colour | FF 2014

Ronit Elkabetz

Ronit Elkabetz (*1964) is one if Israel's best-known actors. Shiva is the second part of a trilogy which she realised with her brother Shlomi Elkabetz (*1972) and which included her directorial debut To Take a Wife (Filmfest Hamburg 2005) and Gett -- The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Filmfest Hamburg 2014).

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In Israel, there are neither civil marriages nor divorces: a rabbi alone decides whether a marriage or a divorce are lawful or not. A divorce is also only possible with the full agreement of the husband. He has the last word -- and thus more power than a judge. Viviane Amsalem has been wanting a divorce for three years. But her husband Elisha will not agree to it. His intransigence, Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom and the ambivalent role of the courts are the basis for a court case that lurches from tragedy to absurdity. Everything is important for the decision, apart from Viviane's wishes.

Supported by Katharina M. Trebitsch Entertainment

Orig. Title: Gett
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language:
Section: Free Port
Director: Ronit Elkabetz
Screenplay: Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz
Cast: Ronit Elkabetz, Menashe Noy, Simon Abkarian, Sasson Gabai, Eli Gornstein, Gabi Amrani-Gur
Producer: Sandrine Brauer,Marie Masmonteil,Shlomi Elkabetz,Denis Carot,Michael Eckelt
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Dikla | Shaul Beser
Director of Photography: Jeanne Lapoirie
Production Design: Ehud Gutterman
Editor: Joëlle Alexis
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Salzgeber & Co Medien GmbH
World Sales: Films Distribution
Production: Elzévir & Cie; Riva Film; DBG Films
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