Working Woman

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Working Woman delivers its timely message with a polemical force that hits hard without overpowering the engrossing story.



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Orna, (Liron Ben Shlush) is the mother of three young children with a husband struggling to start his own restaurant. To help support her family Orna returns to the workplace, landing a job with a former army superior, Benny (Menashe Noy) who is now a successful real estate developer. While Orna embraces her new position and tries to balance its demands with her home life, she begins to experience escalating sexual harassment from her boss. Her rapid rise through the ranks and her increasing financial success seem to parallel a pattern of predatory behavior which ultimately brings her career and marital relationship to the brink. This timely and devastating story is expertly told by long time feminist filmmaker Michal Aviad.


Irit Sheleg
as Leah, Orna's mother
Dorit Lev-Ari
as Sari, Benny's wife
Gilles Ben-David
as Mr. Benayoun
Corinne Hayat
as Mrs. Benayoun
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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (36) | Rotten (1)

  • This is a supremely clever movie, rooted in strong emotion that's rigorously controlled. It's a work of passion, told with utmost restraint. That makes it even more effective.

    Oct 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Although commendably relatable, the story line at times feels too familiar, save for later scenes in which Orna makes some choices that lead to a (mostly) satisfying ending.

    May 14, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • "Working Woman" sends an audience out steaming that justice in such cases often remains undone.

    May 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Ty Burr

    Boston Globe
    Top Critic
  • This is one of the few films about sexual harassment in the workplace that has the feel of authenticity. With quiet, incremental force, it brings home the helplessness and terrors of being trapped.

    Apr 24, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • An understated polemic that becomes an affecting drama.

    Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • "Working Woman" may sound familiar, but be prepared: It cuts closer to the bone than you will be ready for.

    Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…

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