Israel 2014, 73 min, Hebrew, English subtitles

Shuly Barzilay’s story is incredible. Captivated by the charm of the charismatic Goel Ratzon, she became his right-hand woman, financially supporting him and fulfilling his every whim. She even convinced her three daughters to become his wives. The first to agree was Sheri, who was only 18, while Ratzon was 50. Then came Ilanit, a 22-year-old divorcee with a child. The last to agree was Galit, aged 14. Although she was still a minor, she agreed, she said, because “it was decreed.” This isn’t a film about Goel Ratzon’s cult. It is the story of three beautiful, talented women. Now, five years after leaving Ratzon, and after he was sentenced to 30 years in prison, they still struggle to understand why they stayed with him, together with 14 other women and 42 children. But they have no answer.


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Director, Production & Script: Nili Tal
Production Company: Nili Tal Productions
Editing: Anat Tzom-ayalon
Cinematography: Rodeon Brodski, Yoram Milo, Nili Tal
Research: Nili Tal, Rachel Vaserman
Soundtrack: Benny Dagan, Rafi Chen
Music: Yoed Nir
World Sales: Nili Tal Productions (