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Not Quite Paradise (1985)

R | | Drama, Romance | 6 June 1986 (USA)
While working in a kibbutz (an Israeli voluntary farming collective community), a tourist and a female worker fall in love. However, he can't stay and she can't leave her work. Will love triumph?

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Pete
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Naomi Rosenberg ...
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Poly Reshef ...
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While working in a kibbutz (an Israeli voluntary farming collective community), a tourist and a female worker fall in love. However, he can't stay and she can't leave her work. Will love triumph?

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A "kibbutz", or its plural version "kibbutzim", is a traditional agriculturally based grouping of people in Israel as a form of collective co-operative farm community. See more »

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Sweet 80's lovestory
4 June 2001 | by (Southampton, England) – See all my reviews

Lovely little relatively unknown 80's movie portraying life on a kibbutz from the foreign (non-Israeli) point of view. Its not all Club Med 18-30 fun and happiness for the volunteers from England, USA, Japan etc, as they discover that life on the kibbutz and in Israel isn't quite what they expected, and its only a temporary escapism from life at home, as home tends to creep up on you when you least expect it.

A sweet, rather slow paced romantic love story, won't tax the brain very much, but will leave you smiling and fulfilled.


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