Available on Netflix
Loosely based on Deborah Feldman's 2012 memoir, Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, UNORTHODOX tells the story of Esty (Shira Haas), a 19-year-old woman who flees her Orthodox Hasidic community in Brooklyn to make a new life for herself in Berlin. Raised by her loving grandmother (Ronit Asheri), Esty had a happy enough childhood despite the instability of her father (Gera Sandler) and her mother (Alex Reid) defecting from the community. But when the local matchmaker puts her together with Yanky (Amit Rahav) and the two marry, Esty's life begins to narrow unacceptably, particularly when she and Yanky have trouble consummating their marriage and her family members and in-laws begin pressuring her to get pregnant as soon as possible. When circumstances conspire to push Esty's concerns to the limit, she sees no other option than to make a drastic change, and Yanky sees no choice other than to try to locate and bring back his wife with the help of his troubled cousin Moishe (Jeff Wilbusch).