Edut Me' Oness (1984)

Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - Israel  |  
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The innate morality of a ballet teacher is under attack in this message movie about the evils of a society that refuses to protect a potential victim because no violence has yet been committed against her. While this premise is worthy, director Raphael Rebibo's protagonists tend to be cardboard cut-outs, either very good or very bad. Ronit (Anath Atzmon), a divorced ballerina with a young son, witnesses a woman being raped. Outraged, she decides to testify against the rapist in court, but the accused man's brother, a gangster, begins to threaten her when she refuses to accept a bribe to not testify. He is careful never to leave any proof of his threats or his violence and succeeds in terrifying Ronit, who is under pressure from her ex-husband and current boyfriend to forget about testifying. With nowhere to turn for help, she faces a very difficult decision.

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brother, divorce, gangster, rape, testimony, victim, witness, Witness-Protection-Program