Gett

Gett Release Date: February 13, 2015

In the movie Gett AKA Gett: The Trail Of Viviane Amsealem an Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz) seeking to finalize a divorce (gett) from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws in this powerhouse courtroom drama from sibling directors Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz.

In Israel, there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce; only Orthodox rabbis can legalize a union or its dissolution, which is only possible with the husband’s full consent. Trapped in a loveless marriage, Viviane Amsalem has been applying for a divorce for three years, but her religiously devout husband Elisha (Simon Abkarian of CASINO ROYALE and PERSEPOLIS) continually refuses.

His cold intransigence, Viviane’s determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the rabbinical judges shape a procedure where tragedy vies with absurdity and everything is brought out into the open for judgment.

Watch the Gett trailer.

Gett Trailer

Starring: Ronit ElkabetzSimon AbkarianGabi Amrani
Genres: Drama
Directed By: Ronit Elkabetz Shlomi Elkabetz
Runtime: 115 minutes
Studio: Music Box Films
Total Box Office: 708 TH