Disobedience (2018)

Director
Sebastián Lelio

Main cast
Rachel Weisz; Rachel McAdams; Alessandro Nivola; Cara Horgan; Sophia Brown

Genres
Drama, Romance

Description
A woman learns about the death of her father. She returns to her Orthodox Jewish home and falls in love with her best childhood friend who is now married to her cousin.


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