Kadosh


1h 50m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Rivka and Malka are two Orthodox Jewish sisters living in one of the most traditional communities in Jerusalem, and both are coming up against conflicts between their faith and their gender. Rivka and Meir have been married for 10 years, but are childless. Despite his real love for his wife, Meir fe

Film Details

Also Known As
Sacre, Sacred
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Le Studio Canal Plus; Mikado Film; Procirep; Rai Cinema; StudioCanal; Ugc International
Distribution Company
Kino International; Frenetic Films; Kino International; Mikado Film; OcTan Films
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

Rivka and Malka are two Orthodox Jewish sisters living in one of the most traditional communities in Jerusalem, and both are coming up against conflicts between their faith and their gender. Rivka and Meir have been married for 10 years, but are childless. Despite his real love for his wife, Meir feels he must follow tradition and take another, fertile wife. Meanwhile, Rivka's younger sister, Malka also struggles with the conflict between her desires and the demands of her faith. Malka goes through with an arranged marriage, despite having fallen for a young student, Yakov, who has chosen to leave the community and lives rock as a rock singer. When the realities of her enclosed world become clear to her, she is faced with a choice: to become just another womb, or to face leaving the only community she has ever known.

Film Details

Also Known As
Sacre, Sacred
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Le Studio Canal Plus; Mikado Film; Procirep; Rai Cinema; StudioCanal; Ugc International
Distribution Company
Kino International; Frenetic Films; Kino International; Mikado Film; OcTan Films
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States Spring 2000

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States March 17, 2000

Released in United States September 1999

Released in United States Winter February 16, 2000

Shown at Singapore International Film Festival (in competition/ Sex in Asian Cinema) March 31 - April 15, 2000.

Last film in Amos Gitai's trilogy to deal with Israeli cities, the first two having focused on Tel Aviv and Haifa.

Expanded Release in United States Spring 2000

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Singapore International Film Festival (in competition/ Sex in Asian Cinema) March 31 - April 15, 2000.)

Released in United States Winter February 16, 2000

Released in United States March 17, 2000 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 3-6, 1999.)