In this court, hope for woman seeking divorce lies with rabbis

April 23, 2015 3:39 PM

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In this court, hope for woman seeking divorce lies with rabbis

In "Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem," Viviane is merely seeking a divorce, but as the title suggests, she might as well be on trial for her life.

That's the absurdist but eerily true premise behind this provocative Israeli feature film, which takes us to the world of the Jewish religious courts, a place where only rabbis can decree a divorce - and where husbands wield stupefying power.

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