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Halfon Hill Doesn't Answer (1976)

Giv'at Halfon Eina Ona (original title)
| Comedy | 1976 (Israel)
Sergio Konstanza, a Swindler, owes money to Mr. Hasson. He escapes to the desert where he joins a wacky army reserve unit whose Sergeant is engaged to one of Mr. Hasson's Daughters.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gavri Banai ...
Staff Sgt. Raphael 'Jinji' Moked
Shaike Levi ...
Yisrael Poliakov ...
Sergio Konstanza
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rafi Ginai ...
Colonel Bondi
Moshe Ish-Kassit ...
Yossifon
Miki Kam ...
Shifra Hasson
Lans Kroner ...
Eric - UN captain
Hana Laszlo ...
Hermona
Oshik Levi ...
Jahnun
Aryeh Moskona ...
Shulka
Nitza Shaul ...
Yael 'Yaeli' Hasson
Tuvia Tzafir ...
Capt. Shamgar
Menahem Zilberman ...
Vaserman
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Sergio Konstanza, a Swindler, owes money to Mr. Hasson. He escapes to the desert where he joins a wacky army reserve unit whose Sergeant is engaged to one of Mr. Hasson's Daughters. Written by Yishay Lehman <yishay@eventus.co.il>

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Throughout the movie, there are numerous references to "Tempo", a very popular soft drink in Israel at the time of filming. This is probably due to financial or commercial purposes. For instance, an illuminated sign at Sergio's Bar, a large stack of empty bottle crates with the "Tempo" logo behind "Victor's Restaurant", and a radio commercial playing in the background during one of the scenes. See more »

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When Victor, Gingi and the rest are entering the camp, after releasing Victor from captivity, the boom is visible at the bottom left corner of the screen. See more »

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St. Sgt. Moked: Mr. Hasson, I've come to talk to you about the daughter of your hand.
Mr. Hasson: The hand is All right. To talk to you about the other parts, I'd have to change into a suit.
Mr. Hasson: [entering Shifra's room] Shifra, do you remember when we wrote to the "Default Couple" dating service?
Shifra Hasson: No.
Mr. Hasson: Never mind. They sent a soldier groom. He's sitting in the living room waiting for you as we speak.
Shifra Hasson: But there's no one in the living room, dad.
Mr. Hasson: It doesn't matter, just get dressed, put something nice on, don't let him see your ...
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Giv'at Halfon Eina Ona
Lyrics by Assi Dayan
Music by Naftali Alter
Performed by Ha-Gashash Ha-Chiver
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A good film, but...
12 May 2005 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

The story of a dysfunctional Israeli reservists' unit in the Sinai prior to the 1980 peace deal with Egypt.

Gingi, the unit's sergeant and the only guy around with his head screwed on, sort to speak, desperately tries to keep everything going smoothly, when the regional Colonel is due for a visit.

The plot thickens, when one of the reservists under his command (Victor), ends up in the hands of an equally dysfunctional Egyptian border unit.

While the film is a funny, light-hearted watch, the humour, unfortunately, doesn't translate all that well, and unless you're a native Hebrew speaker, you will miss a few of the important points, that have made it such a cult film in Israel.

All in all, definitely worth a watch!


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