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Trapped in a loveless marriage, Viviane has long sought a divorce from her devout husband Elisha. But under Israeli law, all divorce proceedings are overseen by an Orthodox rabbinical court, which can only dissolve a marriage with the husbands consent—which Elisha refuses.
Playing like a modern reimagining of The Passion of Joan of Arc, this scintillating courtroom drama is a fierce indictment of Israel’s patriarchal divorce system. With a breathtaking central performance from co-writer-director Ronit Elkabetz, Gett is a powerful portrait of martyrdom and injustice.