Netflix already has on its streaming service “Disobedience”, a film starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams that is fully involved with the issue of homosexuality in the Jewish community. The American-British production is very reminiscent of the “Unorthodox” story.
What is “Disobedience” about
According to the official synopsis of this film available on Netflix, everything is based on Ronit Khruska returning to Hendon, his Orthodox Jewish community after the death of his rabbi father. Despite the tension that surrounded Ronit’s sudden departure in the past, Dovid Kuperman, a childhood friend and very close to the rabbi, invites him to stay with him and his wife. Ronit is surprised to find out that this is her ex-best friend Esti, now a teacher at an Orthodox girls’ school. The situation is awkward between the two women as a complicated past clearly hangs over them.
This Sony Pictures film, directed by Chilean Sebastián Lelio, also has a spectacular cast: Rachel Weisz (Ronit), Rachel McAdams (Esti), Alessandro Nivola (Rabbi Dovid), Bernardo Santos (Jonathan Schey), Anton Lesser (Rav) . In addition to Bernice Stegers (Aunt Fruma), Allan Corduner (Uncle Moshe), Nicholas Woodeson (Rabbi Goldfarb), Liza Sadovy (Rebbetzin Goldfarb) and Clara Francis (Hinda).
Among the greatest points in common that Disobedience has with Little Orthodox, is the portrait it makes of the most orthodox Jewish community and its complex relationship with sexuality. In Disobedience, Ronit and Esti have a romantic relationship despite the dogmas of their religion. It should be noted that both productions available on Netflix received critical acclaim for their performances and original proposal.
The film that has just arrived on the famous digital platform, was nominated in various categories at the British Independent Film Awards. While the series starring Shira Haas, had eight Emmy Award nominations. The same one, won in the short list as the best direction.