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Gett-The Trail of Vivian Amsalem (2013)

Film Length:105 minutes
Status:Film Archive
Co-production with:France, Germany
I.F.F. fund:₪1,800,000
Production:Deax Beaux Garcons

In Israel, the rabbinical court is the only authority competent for authorizing divorce yet it can’t force a husband to divorce from his wife. For divorce to be pronounced, the total and absolute consent must be given by the husband. The wife is tied and bound to her husband’s will. Vivian, the heroin has been asking for years for a divorce but her husband, Elisha, who doesn’t even respond to the rabbis convocations and doesn't come to court, keeps on refusing and stops Viviane from starting a new life. According to the Jewish law, the rabbinical court and Viviane’s lawyer must have a strong valid reason for making the husband accept the divorce. When Elisha 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. The film follows seven years of trial where the accused (the husband) is the only one to hold the verdict in his hands.

ProducerShlomi Elkabetz
 Ronit Elkabetz
DirectorRonit Elkabetz
 Shlomi Elkabetz
Script WriterRonit Elkabetz
 Shlomi Elkabetz
Line ProducerEfrat Bigger
1st Assistant DirectorOrna Lipkind
Director of PhotographyJeanne Lapoirie (France)
Casting DirectorYuval Aaroni
Production DesignerEhud Gutterman
Costume DesignerLi Almabik
Make up ArtistZiv Katanov
Sound RecordingTully Chen
ContinuitySivan Lavy
GafferDamian Dopres (France)
Key Griproee mano
Production CoordinatorIlana Tsikanovsky
2nd Assistant Directorleehe levin
Property MasterHagai Galimidi
WardrobeNaomi Bar or
Make UpMaria Teriso (France)
LightingShouki Paz
Boom OperatorOded Ringel
Sound EngineerItzik Cohen
Camp ManagerItay Mintz
Personal Ass. to ProducerYaron Ashkenazi

Leading Actor / ActressRonit Elkabetz as Vivian
 Simon Abkarian as Eliyahu (France)
 Menashe Noy
Supporting Actor /ActressZe'ev Revach
 Avraham Selektar as Shmuel Azulai
 Evelin Hagoel as Evelin Ben Shushan
 Albert Ailuz as Meir Amzaleg
 Eli Gornstein as Rabbi Salomon
 Gabi Amrani as Usher
 Dalya Begger as Dona Abukasis
 Yehuda Cohen as calligraphy writer
 Laurent Jais as Abukasis
 Menashe Noy as Carmel Ben Tovim
 Rubi Porat-Shoval as Terez Amzaleg
 Roberto Polak as Rbbinic Judge 2
 Rami Danon as Rbbinic Judge
 Shmil Ben Ari as Jacob nawi
 Sason Gabay as Shimon Amsalem