Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

By Ronit Elkabetz & Shlomi Elkabetz 2014 Gett Feature Film
115 min
  • Drama
  • Courtroom
  • couple relationships
  • social issues
  • religion
  • Israel
  • Judaism
  • divorce
  • gender inequality

Synopsis

The trial story of Viviane Amsalem's five year fight to obtain her divorce in front of the only legal authority competent for divorce cases in Israël, the Rabbinical Court. Viviane and her lawyer must face the uncompromising attitude of Elisha, the husband, who doesn't even respond to the rabbis convocations. When he is finally obliged to come to court, he keeps refusing the divorce (Gett) even though they've been separated for years. Witnesses are called, the procedure drags on, while Viviane is still unable to recover her dignity.

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem