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Baruch Dienar's Take Two, flavoured by its gentle pop score, is essentially a comedy, the source of which is to be found in the whims of its characters, as well as in the fun at the expense of the glossy world of advertising. ... A semi-naked girl, bathed in a beautiful sunset, emerges magically ... Read more
A lunatic escapes in a milk van which drops him in the midst of a road building team from which he steals a pneumatic drill and starts to dig in the main square of Tel Aviv. Police stop the traffic in the belief that he is working for the council, and pandemonium breaks out. The mayor orders an ... Read more
David, a boy of twelve, was born under an unlucky star. His mother deserted him, and his father, a new immigrant from Morocco, cannot adapt himself to the new surroundings. ... David gets into trouble at school and has violent clashes with his father. Then, in a moment of weakness, the boy agrees ... Read more
On a journey to find materials for their son's tombstone, a family's repressed feeling of loss come to the surface. ... --- ... D/S Shai Miedzinski P Shai Miedzinski, Amir Armel L Hebrew w/English subtitles TD HDCAM/2010 ... --- ... D/S Shai Miedzinski P Shai Miedzinski, Amir Armel L Hebrew ... Read more
A humorous view of Saturday football league games in Israel. ... Read more
The Eichmann trial in lsrael is the background for a taut story of the effects of this historic trial on a group of people. The glass cage is, of course, the one Eichmann sat in, but it may also be a symbol of the one still surrounding many Israelis. ... Pierre, a successful engineer who came to ... Read more
The surrealistic evocation of a young Jewish woman's alienation and spiritual search. She leaves her home in Jerusalem's religious quarters and embarks on a lonely Journey. Her personal odyssey, as much an interior as an exterior quest, takes her into Arab lands, including remote areas of North ... Read more
This is a well photographed and zestfully edited account of the channelling of Israel's water resources from the north to the parched lands in the south. ... Read more
Ten year old Micky's grandfather has died. While his family mourns, he defies traditional lewish mourning customs by going to see a movie. Later, he faces the consequences of his actions. ... Read more
Can a modern democracy retain its democratic values while imposing a military occupation on another state? ... This is the question posed by director Ra'anan Alexandrowicz (James' Journey To Jerusalem, MIFF 04) in this, the latest of his meticulously researched documentaries. He zones in on the ... Read more
A lively coming-of-age story set in 1968, when the West's 'summer of love' finally spilled into conservative Israel. ... An avid reader of crime fiction, 16-year-old Arik can't believe his luck when he lands a summer job doing detective work for Yankele, a Holocaust survivor who makes his living as ... Read more
This is the story of a woman who is trying to cope with life in various ways-some of them rather odd. Her final attempt is not necessarily the most meaningful one, but is the strongest weapon available to her. ... Read more
Based on a traditional Jewish song , the film describes a chain of events, each element presented being over powered by it's successor's: the kid is eaten by the cat, the cat is attacked by the dog etc. The climax comes with the appearance of man whose death end the chain. ... Read more
A young boy, Daniel, rushes to school to meet up with his girlfriend, Maly. Unfortunately, he is confronted by Maly's older brother, Ronen, who has his own grievances with Daniel. Daniel solves his dilemma in an ingenious manner. ... Read more
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Azulai is a warm-hearted elderly Israeli cop, proud of his uniform, but too naive to discover an obvious culprit and too weak-hearted to arrest him. ... With qualities like these, it is no wonder he is a failure and somewhat of an embarrassment to the force. ... After 20 years of service, Azulai's ... Read more
Copper is being mined today by modern methods on the same site where King Solomon's famous mines were operated by slaves in Biblical times. ... Read more
Zohara, a girl soldier in the Israeli army is desperate to get out. Her hopes evaporate as her replacement appears suicidal. Beautifully understated social commentary against a backdrop of terrifying military power. Screened at Berlin.---D/S Talya Lavie P Gil Asheri S Oded Binnun L Hebrew w/English ... Read more
The dramatic story of the archeological exploration of the Negev desert, tracing a road of discoveries from biblical days to the time of Byzantium. ... Read more
A journalist, whose marriage is in some disarray, listens to her father reminiscing about a clique that centred around Lord Winchell who was the victim of a political assassination. She sets out to investigate the long-unsolved case. The search for clues into the death takes us back to the 1930s ... Read more
Ten Jews—nine men and Manyah, wife of Josef— flee the pogroms in Russia in the 1880's and find a farm on a hilltop in Galilee. We follow the first eventful year of these young Russian students after their arrival at the dilapidated stone house in their new land, which was at that time ... Read more
“Who wants to deal with the evil within himself?” - former Israeli army medic Meytal Sandler ... With work that included scrubbing the corpses of detainees to hide evidence of abuse, Israeli army medic Meytal Sandler is one of many soldiers trying to live with the atrocities they witnessed or ... Read more
Tensions and resentments come to the surface as two old friends who served in the army together catch up after a long absence. ... D/S Jeremy Bliss P Jeremy Bliss, Robin Robles, Gal Greenspan, Roi Kurland, Colette Crespin L English, French w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more
Natti, a rejected boy in a boarding school, is unaware of his peers' perception of him. He meets a girl he likes, but soon learns some painful home truths. Received a Special Mention at Berlin 2003. ... Read more
[Ushpizin] is the first feature film ever made in Israel's ultra-Orthodox Haredi community. Filmed where cameras have never been before, with actors and settings unaltered in appearance, it's a tender and funny picture that cleverly toys with the tensions between Orthodox and secular viewpoints ... Read more
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