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      Late Marriage

      Released May 17, 2002 1h 42m Comedy Drama Romance List
      88% Tomatometer 64 Reviews 79% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Zaza (Lior Louie Ashkenazi) is an eligible 31-year-old bachelor who has done his best to remain unattached. His traditional Georgian-Jewish family is growing impatient, however, and they aggressively join forces to choose a young bride for him, with the stipulation that she be a virgin. Zaza plays along, but he is already in love with Judith (Ronit Elkabetz), an older divorcée and mother of a young child. Zaza has to decide whether to satisfy the desires of his parents, or his heart. Read More Read Less
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      An observant black comedy about arranged marriages and tradition.

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      Marrit Ingman Austin Chronicle Rated: 4/5 Mar 10, 2003 Full Review Susan Stark Detroit News A romantic comedy enriched by a sharp eye for manners and mores. Rated: 3/4 Aug 23, 2002 Full Review Jay Boyar Orlando Sentinel A terrific, thoroughly engrossing motion picture. Rated: 4/5 Aug 16, 2002 Full Review Mark Halverson Sacramento News & Review Rated: 3/5 Aug 7, 2008 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com A highlight of Israeli cinema of the past decade, Kosashvili's impressive feature debut is an extremely powerful film is a tale of family tyranny and intergenerational conflict within a Georgian-Jewish community. Rated: A Nov 16, 2006 Full Review Apollo Guide Rated: 79/100 May 13, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Jan 2022. tough to say, it was quite good, but then the last scene left a sour taste that wiped out all earlier good feelings from prior scenes. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Arranged marriage in the modern era is such a ripe field for real-world drama. This dryly funny tragedy is like a subtler "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", only with the incessant smiling replaced with a mixture of natural sexiness and imprisoning mercilessness. A film that is as painful as it is engaging, it works as a harsh reminder that tradition without reason brings unneeded pain. Double feature suggestion: this, followed by Elkabetz's post-arranged-marriage tour de force "Gett: The Trial of Vivian Ansalem." Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member A well told, sometimes funny sometimes sad story about how religious and family traditions clash in the modern world. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member darn it. this was bloody entertaining/hilarious from the get-go plus ronit elkabetz from The Band's Visit starred in this too (she's certified sizzling hot btw, and the woman's a good actress too) that i was gutted with the "let-down" of an ending. to be fair, if it had ended otherwise it would've been 'hi, cliched hollywood ending'. tradition or not, it was hard to curb the great disdain i had for 'zaza'; his cowardice was appalling. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member A 31 year old unmarried man in Israel is, I guess, very distressful to his family. They want him settled down and having children but it seems Zaza already has his heart set on someone totally unsuitable: an older woman, divorced and with a kid. The family won't stand for it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A pesar de las tradiciones que encierra à (C)sta película, es lenta y plana. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Zaza (Lior Louie Ashkenazi) is an eligible 31-year-old bachelor who has done his best to remain unattached. His traditional Georgian-Jewish family is growing impatient, however, and they aggressively join forces to choose a young bride for him, with the stipulation that she be a virgin. Zaza plays along, but he is already in love with Judith (Ronit Elkabetz), an older divorcée and mother of a young child. Zaza has to decide whether to satisfy the desires of his parents, or his heart.
      Director
      Dover Koshashvili
      Producer
      Marek Rozenbaum, Edgard Tenenbaum
      Screenwriter
      Dover Koshashvili
      Distributor
      Magnolia Films
      Production Co
      Keshet Broadcasting, Tel Aviv
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      Georgian
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 17, 2002, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 8, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $1.6M
      Runtime
      1h 42m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Stereo, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Surround, Dolby SR
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.66:1)