Disobedience is an interesting little British drama that focuses on faith, friendship and sexuality.
Ronit Krushka returns to her hometown after her father’s death, an Orthodox Jewish community who ran her out of town because of her all too close childhood friendship with Esti. On arriving she discovers that Esti is now married to Dovid, a boring, religious Jew, set to take up Ronit’s fathers mantle as the head of the local church.
Of course Dovid invites Ronit to stay with them in their spare room, because now Esti is married she has turned her back on those pesky lesbian feelings.
It’s easy to see where this film is headed, and it is an interesting film in regards to looking at a closed off religious community and their views. But, the biggest problem with this film is how the two lead roles are scripted. Here they are in a close knit community where even hugging has it’s own very rigid set of rules, where Esti has everything to loose for nothing in return. BUt they keep making silly mistakes, the kind that can only be made to force plot directions.
It’s maddening at times how these two apparently sexually frustrated girls act.
And the set up is way to obvious. This new clandestine affair is so much more appealing than anything else in this bland, boring community, that there is only one possibly out come…
Rating: R16 SRestricted to persons 13 years and over. NOTE: Sex scenes & sexual references.