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The House on Chelouche Street (1973)

Ha-Bayit Berechov Chelouche (original title)
PG | | Drama | 1973 (Israel)
A fatherless family immigrates to Israel from Egypt during the British Mandate period. The film traces the hardships the family suffers in the politically unstable country.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gila Almagor ...
Clara
Shaike Ophir ...
Haim (as Shai K. Ophir)
Joseph Shiloach ...
Nissim
Michal Bat-Adam ...
Sonia
Rolf Brin ...
Grossman
Avner Hizkiyahu ...
Halfon
Ofer Shalhin ...
Sami
Etti Grotes ...
Aunt
Yossi Pollak ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chaim Banai
Ariel Forman
Misha Natan
Elad Ophir
Bronka Salzman
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A fatherless family immigrates to Israel from Egypt during the British Mandate period. The film traces the hardships the family suffers in the politically unstable country.

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A soapy tele-drama with believable performances.
16 May 2001 | by (manila, philippines) – See all my reviews

This Oscar-nominated Israeli film tackles the awakening of a teenager as he becomes acquainted with the turbulent socio-political era in Israel. Mizrahi regular Michal Bat-Adam convincingly plays the destitute mother who struggles to make her family earn a living by washing clothes, though problem arises when his eldest son falls in love with a librarian while being influenced with the unstable condition in the land. At times, the proceedings look like a daily TV soap opera, as obvious with the camerawork and the over-the-top performances. But the ending justifies the theme that it wants to explore. A deserved viewing, if you can find one in your video shop.


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