To Take a Wife takes place in Israel during the three days leading up to Shabbat. Once again, Viviane is on the point of leaving Eliahu, her husband. Once again, her brothers convince her that her place is next to her husband, her children and her family.
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Part 1 of Ronit Elkabetz's powerful trilogy about a disintegrated marriage, which also includes SHIVA ("Seven Days"), and GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM. Ronit Elkabetz is a powerhouse, a great actor in French, English, and Arabic. Realistic for a Moroccan-Israeli family to speak all 3 of these at the same time, but it forces me to read subtitles when I prefer to look at the picture, my only complaint. 4.5 stars