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Peeping Toms (1972)

Metzitzim (original title)
| Comedy | 1972 (Israel)
Gote and Eli are two aging friends who don't want to age. Gote is a lifeguard who's fighting peepers on the Tel-Aviv beach. Eli is a guitar player who dreams of building a night club in Altman's restaurant.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arik Einstein ...
Eli
Uri Zohar ...
Sima Eliyahu ...
Mili
Mona Silberstein ...
Dina (as Mona Zilberstein)
Tzvi Shissel ...
Davidke
Mordechai Ben-Ze'ev ...
Altman Sr. (as Mordechai Ben-Zeev)
Moti Mizrahi ...
Altman Jr.
Motti Levi ...
Avi
Mordechai Arnon ...
Cab driver
Margalit Ankory ...
Ruthie
Zvia Doron ...
Fainting woman
Eddie Cogan ...
Singer
Aharonchik ...
Lifeguard
Esther Zewko ...
Secretary (as Esther Zebco)
Tova Farber ...
Street girl
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Gote and Eli are two aging friends who don't want to age. Gote is a lifeguard who's fighting peepers on the Tel-Aviv beach. Eli is a guitar player who dreams of building a night club in Altman's restaurant.

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A decaying world of one poor lifeguard. Genius masterwork.
17 April 2000 | by (Tel Aviv, Israel) – See all my reviews

This film is much more than just a beach movie. Gute (Uri Zohar) is an aging lifeguard, responsible for the Tel Aviv beach. With another few excentric characters, he lives his life with no goal or meaning. Pretty soon, after he'll get slapped frm his superior, be rejected by a beach hussy, and will be ridiculed by a couple of teenagers and a beloved whore, he'll understand that the world is moving on, with or without him. Director/actor/writer Uri Zohar gives the viewer a piece of life, fragile and realistic. Though in Israel this movie was successful as a people comedy, it is much more than that. It is a brilliant masterpiece by one of Israel's best directors. Try and locate this film everywhere.


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