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Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, War | 14 November 1986 (USA)
A Protestant World War II pilot and a Jewish girl fall in love in Jerusalem, even though their diverse backgrounds threaten to pull them apart.

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(as Moshe Mizrahi)

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(story) (as Moshe Mizrahi), (screenplay) (as Moshe Mizrahi) | 2 more credits »
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Victoria
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Lea
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Nessim (as Monny Moshonov)
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Raphael (as Avner Hiskyahu)
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Rosa
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Mrs. Finkelstein
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Shaltiel (as Nissim Azikry)
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Daniel (as Moshe Ivgi)
David Menachem ...
Elie
Avi Keidar ...
Sammy
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Joseph (as Alan Abovtboul)
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Clara (as Daphne Armony)
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Storyline

An American flyer who joined the RAF before his country was in the war is recovering from a leg injury in Jerusalem. Through an English friend he meets a quiet Jewish girl whose close-knit family originally came from Spain. The two are attracted to each other but she is convinced their diverse backgrounds mean it could never work; not only is he a gentile, his father is a protestant minister. So though they keep running into each other in the small community, they find themselves just as frequently parting again. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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in a time and a world of impossible love, he would accept nothing less than everything. See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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Release Date:

14 November 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Liebe ist ein Spiel auf Zeit  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$118,200 (USA) (16 November 1986)

Gross:

$278,623 (USA)
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Sarah and Victoria's family are Sephardic (or Sephardi or Separdim) Jews who because of the diaspora, lived in North Africa, Spain and Portugal around 1,000 AD. They spoke a language called Ladino, which is an amalgam of Spanish, Hebrew and Aramaic. The etymology of "Sephardic" is from a country mentioned in the book of Obadiah in the Hebrew Bible, and is believed to be representing Spain. The Sepharic were exiled from Spain by the Alhambra Decree of 1492. See more »

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An Austin A40 Devon saloon is briefly featured. It was not introduced until 1947. See more »

Quotes

Sarah: What did your family think about you joining the RAF?
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Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

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Period piece, love story.
18 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you like love stories - I usually don't care for them - you should enjoy this one. This is my all-time favorite movie. Marsillach is the most darling young woman I've ever seen. You might fall in love as I did.

David falls in love with a girl he meets in Isreal. She's a Jew and he's not, so her family does everything they can to keep them apart. It's a simple movie with no real plot. It doesn't need one. This may be the only time I can say a movie doesn't need a plot.

A really interesting side note is that the girl and her family speak Ladino. It is the Spanish spoken in Spain around 1492, when Ferdinand and Isabel expelled the Jews from Spain. That makes the film a bit of a time capsule, as the language remains unchanged. That made the film infinitely more interesting for me than it might have otherwise been.

Great period piece! Great love story!


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