The Unorthodox

Seret Festival Amsterdam


Opening Gala Evening | 5 years Seret Festival

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"The Unorthodox is a dramatic underdog story, filled with comic moments, about the founding of the Shas Party in Jerusalem in the early 1980s…. although it may start out like one of those feel-good stories of a little guy beating the odds, it turns into a tragedy, not one littered with bodies, but one where people's souls are stolen or sold."
Hannah Brown, The Jerusalem Post

Revolving around Ya'akov Cohen, a printer, who was a key player in the early days of the Shas party, but his since been pretty much forgotten, the film shows how the party was created to champion the rights, 35 years ago, of a Mizrahi and Sephardic 'underclass', to run the Jerusalem municipality.
It was the last straw for Ya'akov when his daughter is expelled from school for ethnic reasons, and he and two friends improvised a campaign - no means, no connections, no money, but with a lot of rage, passion and a sense of justice.

You can order your tickets online. If you would like to make your reservation in person in English, please call us at 020 547 51 75 (Tue - Sat from 13.00-16.00 hours) or visit our venue on Wednesday (12-16 hours), Saturday (13-16 hours) or Sunday (12-16 hours). Or send an email to You can pay your tickets with iDeal or credit card.

The Unorthodox van Eliran Malka is een dramatisch underdogverhaal vol grappige momenten over de oprichting van de Shas Party in Jeruzalem in de vroege jaren tachtig.

Seret Festival Amsterdam voor de 5de keer in Cinema Amstelveen
De afgelopen jaren is het Seret Film Festival een groot succes geweest, dus opent Cinema Amstelveen ook dit jaar haar deuren voor het festival. Op maandag 28, dinsdag 29, woensdag 30 en donderdag 31 oktober en zaterdag 2 en zondag 3 november staat Cinema Amstelveen in het teken van Israëlische films. In het kader van het Seret Film Festival Amsterdam vertonen wij zes dagen lang originele versies.

De openingsfilm is inclusief de openingsreceptie. Deze film is toegankelijk voor Cinevillepashouders met een toeslag van € 5,15. Er zijn ook geen andere kortingskaarten van toepassing.


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  • Volwassenen - film € 17,50

Ticketprijzen incl. € 1 transactiekosten. Verzendkosten: E-tickets gratis, per post 3,50 per bestelling.

Cast & info

Regie: Director and Writer: Eliran Malka Producers: Yehonatan Paran, Rachel Paran, Idit Paran
Met: Shuli Rand, Yaacov Cohen, Golan Azulai, Yoav Levi, Tzahi Grad
Overig: drama | comedy | 155 min (incl. opening reception| Hebrew with English subtitles) | Dutch Première