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WOMEN'S BALCONY, THE

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Director:

Charles Wilkinson

Genre:

Comedy

Country:

Canada

Rated:

G

Year:

2017

Language:

English

Runtime:

75 Minutes

Description:

On the day of Osher's bar mitzvah, the men look up adoringly at the women's balcony where the women are seated. Disaster strikes when the floor under the balcony gives way injuring several congregants.  The junior rabbi, Rabbi David, arrives to take advantage of his new-found authority, insisting that the men have not done enough to ensure their women's modesty. This leads to a clash with Osher's grandmother, Ettie, a pious woman who cannot accept the notion that God demands blind subjugation. Ettie and her friends raise money to restore the women's balcony, but Rabbi David decides to distribute those funds elsewhere. A feud breaks out, driving a wedge between husbands and wives — one that they can only repair by coming together in faith and harmony.

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