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Unorthodox is a power portrayal of a Jewish woman's escape from oppression

German-American drama Unorthodox is a powerful portrayal of a woman's escape from a community defined by religion, writes Veer Arjun Singh

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Netflix India | Netflix | Jews

Veer Arjun Singh 

A 19-year-old bride, Esther Shapiro (Esty), is going to make an irreligious exit from a marriage that is blatantly unequal. And leave behind a husband, a reluctant master, who is unwilling to question the religious confinement that is tearing them apart. Both of them are trapped.

An eruv, a boundary wire, separates their Satmar Hasidic community in Williamsburg from the rest of New York, and the world. But Netflix’s Unorthodox, a German-American drama, is about a dashing escape of only one of them. The mini-series is inspired by Deborah Feldman’s autobiographical account of ...

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First Published: Fri, April 10 2020. 20:22 IST
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