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The movie "Divan (The Couch)" chronicles an ex-Chasidic woman's journey to Hungary to retrieve a family heirloom, her great-grandfather's couch, which in the process becomes a journey of self-discovery. If this premise sounds as if it might hew close to reality, that's because it...