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Ha-Kayitz Shel Aviya (1988)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gila Almagor ...
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
Sandra Sade ...
Yitzhak Goren ...
Teacher
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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Featured in A History of Israeli Cinema (2009) See more »

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The Swan Lake, ballet, Op. 20 Introduction - Act II (No. 9)
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Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by Avital Dicker
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Unique, insightful film
10 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie addresses a theme rarely portrayed - the frail and painful early post WWII era (it was not yet known as the Holocaust / Shoah) that coincided with the birth of the State of Israel - simple, poor, and just finding its' way. It is largely taken for granted how the survivors, as well as the newest citizens of Israel had to adapt and persevere. This movie, with its' depiction of life in the early years of the state, does a wonderful job of capturing this. This true story is ably conveyed by the fine acting performances. The filming, with dusty roads, vintage cars and clothing, is excellent. This movie is not for everyone, but if you have any interest at all in this topic and / or era - it is a must see.


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