In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to ... See full summary »
Yasha is a Jewish stage magician who tours through eastern Europe while destroying his career through personal problems. He has one more chance at theatrical success, but he needs to do a brand new trick in a Warsaw theater.
Yehuda Barkan is very funny in this light whimsical family film made in Israel. This was his first film, and he is still working today. The interplay between Lupo and the other characters is downright hilarious.The 70's cinematography is great, and I love the soundtrack. I am surprised that hardly anyone has ever heard of this film. It was directed by Meehan Golan of Cannon films. This film was on VHS in the 1980's from MGM/UA, but I don't think it was ever on DVD. If you see this film on TV or in a library, or a bin at the Salvation Army, do yourself a favor and give it a look over. I think you will enjoy it. ****
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