Ruth (Natalie Press) is a devoutly religious Jewish woman who seeks meaning in her submission to the religious Law. Obedient but troubled, she returns from a seminary in Israel to look after her widowed, dying mother in the family home in North London. At her mother's request, Ruth seeks to reunite the family by tracking down her estranged brother David (Joel Chalfen), who has rejected his religious past. He reluctantly agrees to return home but on one condition; he won't let his mother know he's there. Instead, he tries to create a new Law, taking things into his own hands. Their shared family secret and increasingly twisted games constructed around the Biblical Law begin to escalate to violent proportions... Meanwhile, the world around them teeters ever closer to war.
Slow and boring
- Song of Songs review by Rubber Ducky
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The 'blurb' about this film sounded fascinating. Unfortunately the reality was not so. The film dragged terribly and we managed to stick with it for about 40 minutes before switching off out of total boredom. There is not a lot of dialogue and the lengthy camera shots, e.g. of Ruth lighting a candle or brushing her hair, were just plain boring I'm afraid. A big disappointment. Perhaps it picked up in the 2nd half but we just couldn't bring oureselves to watch any more!