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Ha-Kayitz Shel Aviya (1988)

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Kaipu Cohen ...
Eli Cohen ...
Max Gantz
Marina Rossetti ...
Lena Gantz
Avital Dicker ...
Maya Abramson
Dina Avrech ...
Ruth Abramson
Ya'ackov Ayali ...
Alter
Rami Baruch ...
Haim Altman
Yossi Kantz ...
Moshe
Ariella Rabinovich ...
Puah (as Ariela Rubinovitz)
Ruthy Wysenbeek ...
Masha Gantz
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Yitzhak Goren ...
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Solly Ganor ...
Dr. Engel
Ilana Reff ...
Nurse #2
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Summer of Aviya  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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Shirat Ha-Noar
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Words by Shmuel Bas
Music by David Ma'aravi
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An intriguing application of familiar material
3 September 1999 | by (toronto) – See all my reviews

Just by virtue of time and place this is an interesting application of downtrodden coming-of-age material, but you're really straining to get an awful lot out of it - you come away with moments like the listening to the refugee update on the radio; the immediacy of memories of loss and suffering (but not foregrounded here); the thwarted destinies (the man who calls himself a banker but actually works at plucking chickens). Most striking is how tranquil and apparently well rooted the country is even at this frail point in its history - the kids playing on the streets; the local gossip as banal and mundane as if it had been there for ever, and there's the real beauty of it I guess - that it's a real homeland from the outset; like Aviya, inherently worthy and capable of deep poetry but stumbling to find the full flowering of its identity. Still, a minor movie - minimal and unshowy both in its style and themes.


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