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GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM

by Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz

synopsis

In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce. Only rabbis can legitimate a marriage or its dissolution. But this dissolution is only possible with full consent from the husband, who in the end has more power that the judges. Viviane Amsalem has been applying for divorce for three years. But her husband Elisha will not agree. His cold intransigence, Viviane’s determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a procedure in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and everything is brought out for judgment, apart from the initial request.

international title: Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
original title: Gett
country: Israel, France, Germany
sales agent: Films Distribution
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
film run: 115'
release date: FR 25/06/2014, ES 06/03/2015, SE 17/04/2016
screenplay: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
cast: Simon Abkarian, Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Menashe Noy, Rami Danon, Eli Gornstein, Roberto Pollak
cinematography by: Jeanne Lapoirie
film editing: Joelle Alexis
costumes designer: Ehud Gutterman
music: Dikla, Shaul Beser
producer: Sandrine Brauer, Denis Carot, Shlomi Elkabetz, Marie Masmonteil
co-producer: Michael Eckelt
production: Elzevir Films, Riva Filmproduktion, ARTE France Cinéma, DBG / deux beaux garçons
distributor: Les Films du Losange, Festival Films, Folkets Bio

main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2014 Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

Toronto International Film Festival 2014

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