"Shtisel" The Consoled (TV Episode 2015) Poster

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(2015)

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Shulem's soft side
dierregi5 May 2020
Warning: Spoilers
The "shiva" (formal mourning) for Malka is being held at Shulem's home and we get to see his softer side. Tired and depressed, he dreams about his late wife and his mother knitting and singing together.

Akiva gets the wonderful news of his work to be exhibited in New York, but you may guess that the insecure boy will not get that far. Surprisingly, it's his early supporter Libbi who decides to boycott his plan. Libbi agrees to marry Akiva, but sets a lot of restrictions.

In this show, the women are often very bossy and young Libbi, despite her innocent appearance is already on the way of becoming a domineering shrew.

Talking of which, Giti sets in motion another of her scatter-brained plans and send Lipe to ask Hanina for divorce, implying Ruchemi wants to split.

Needles to say, as soon as her plan is in motion, Giti changes her mind. Her character is so inconsistent, I feel like slapping her.

The episode ends with a melancholic, soft, heartbreaking scene of Shulem crying in bed, comforted by his late mother. It's so unusual to see people of a certain age mourning their late parents and yet it happens. I really appreciated this scene as one of the most unusually honest I saw in a while.
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