Pre-2000s Movie about an arranged marriage with neigbour in an eastern country

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Hello everyone!

I’m looking for a movie for a relative of mine; It’s quite old, probably released before the 2000s.

The plot resides in a (middle-)eastern country – perhaps Romania or Bulgaria. It’s about a couple which has a horrible neighbour.
At some point however, they’re so poor that they might starve, so the man marries her to the horrible neighbour, who is better off, so at least she gets to live.

He survives as well, but she’s already married. From this point on, the protagonist is “forced” to help out said neighbour often, because he fears for his well-being of the wife if he doesn’t.

Some keywords that my relative remembers are “orisa” and “destiny”

Any hints in the right direction would be very much appreciated 🙂

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