#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The love of Nissim for his widowed sister-in-law, Rosa in the Old City of Jerusalem at the turn of the century. Under (very old) Jewish religious law, Nissim has the duty and obligation to marry his childless sister-in-law on the death of his brother. He is very fond of her and grows to love her. However, he is only eleven, and newly single Rosa is not interested in either child-rearing or remarriage. She starts to work in a Hamam (bath-house) as a laundrywoman and a tailor at nights. Meanwhile, Nissim is fired from home and they live together for two years. He learns But when he learns cotton ginning and makes money in this way, he starts to act like an adult and insults her, so she shoos him away. 5 years later, he comes back with marriage in mind. Their conflicts and growing love resolve in a satisfying conclusion.
Plot: This story centers on the Jewish practice that requires an unmarried brother to marry the childless widow of his dead brother. In this story the younger brother is only 12 years old when his brother dies. The requirement is avoided by a legal fiction, but as time passes in the story, the situation changes.
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True Israeli Classic
This film is one of the best written stories of the young Israeli film industry. Well acted, and a beautiful period piece showing life in Jerusalem in the 19th century. This was the last film that Menachem Golan and Yoram Globus produced in Israel before moving to Hollywood to found Cannon Films. On the strength of this movie they got backing for their new company. Michal Bat Adam is stunning as Rosa, a young widow caught in the web of ancient religious edicts. Great story! There IS a sub-titled version available, besides the dubbed version. I got my Hebrew version from Sifrutake in Brooklyn, NY
Slow and deliberate…but also quite beautiful.
This Israeli movie is an oddity for me because I had always associated the Golan-Globus production team with obnoxious action films from the 1980s. You know, the sort of films where there are high body counts and a minimum is placed on dialog and character development. Their Cannon Films brought us such delights as SUPERMAN IV, MISSING IN ACTION I, II and III, KING SOLOMON’S MINES (1985), DEATH WISH III, American NINJA I and II, BREAKIN’ 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO, HOSPITAL MASSACRE and (ouch) THE APPLE. Clearly, the two film makers are NOT usually mistaken for great artists…though to assume that all their output was of such “less than subtle” fare is also a mistake. Clearly with ANI OHEV OTACH ROSA (“I Love You Rosa”) is a beautiful and very subtle film–the antithesis of my assumptions about their film making–a very happy discovery indeed.
The story is set in 19th century Palestine and involves the ancient rule from Deuteronomy that if a husband dies, his brother is obliged to take the widow as his bride and care for her. The problem with this is two-fold in the film. First, by modern times the practice had all but disappeared and was no longer seen as an imperative. Second, in the case of this story, the surviving brother is only about 12 years-old–a bit young for marriage to the adult Rosa.
Now this story could have been handled in an exploitational manner–with the curious and amorous young man struggling with his sexual impulses towards Rosa (who he had come to live with when the film began). However, his infatuation is handled very well–with a slow and deliberate pace that is quite beautiful and believable. This is NOT a May-December sex film like CLASS or MY TUTOR (uggh), but deals with the young man’s desires in a realistic manner. He does not, as a mere child, conquer Rosa and it does not become a titillating sex film–it is far, far deeper and more lyrical. However, there is the beginning of love and desire on Rosa’s part–but it is handled tastefully and in a decent manner, as both Rosa and Nissim are good people. After all, no normal person would want to see a film that glamorizes sex between a 12 and 22 year-old. However, there is desire and love between them. How can this be handled in a non-exploitational manner and still be a film you could probably let your kids see (even if this film has a bit of nudity)? Well, see the film for yourself.
Because the film has a lovely script, good acting and especially good direction, the slowness of the film can be excused–though those who prefer the Cannon-style films will probably hate this movie. Not surprisingly, it was nominated for the Best Foreign Film Oscar. It is a fine film and very rewarding if you are patient and appreciate its pacing and style.
By the way, I agree with the other review that commented about the dubbing. While it was pretty good, this DVD (through Netflix) did not offer the film in subtitles, so you may have to search pretty hard to find it non-dubbed.
Original Language he
Runtime 1 hr 12 min (72 min), 1 hr 17 min (77 min) (USA)
Director Moshé Mizrahi
Writer Moshé Mizrahi
Actors Michal Bat-Adam, Gabi Otterman, Moshe Tal
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 2 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Kodak-Eastman-Color, Movielab, USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm