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Ha-Kayitz Shel Aviya (1988)

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Kaipu Cohen ...
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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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15 July 1988 (Israel)  »

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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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rebuilding a family after the Holocaust
6 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Award-winning writer-actress Gila Almagor recalls some of the trauma she experienced as a child while living in a small Israeli settlement just after World War II. In a bold, emotional performance Almagor herself portrays her own mother, a Nazi death camp survivor, whose harsh and overprotective affection toward her ten-year old daughter betrayed the symptoms of an inevitable nervous breakdown. It may sound like just another coming-of age story, but the film is more an intense and cathartic drama about divided families and about the lingering after-effects of the Holocaust, devastating in its implications and filled with moments of insight, compassion, and tragedy. Equally impressive is the debut performance by ten-year old Kaipo Cohen in the title role, and director Eli Cohen himself co-stars as the European immigrant young Aviya suspects (wrongly) of being her long-lost father.


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