A man, who becomes mistaken for his brother who was immigrating to Israel from USSR, finds himself caught up in the middle of a beaurocratic mess when he realizes that if he tells the truth about who he is, he will go to jail and his brother's family will never be allowed to leave the USSR. He therefore assumes his brother's identity to get to Israel hoping his distant uncle living there will help him out. The plan backfires, however, when he realizes that the uncle is a paranoid lunatic thinking the KGB is out to get him. He becomes stranded in Israel with no friends, no money, and no passport, trying to figure out a way to get back home. Written by
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who is playing the leading role did not speak Russian nor Georgian. His voice was dubbed throughout the entire film. However, his acting skills prevent even the most careful viewer from noticing that fact. See more
When Merab is calling from Israel on the phone, the PA speaker is set up so that his father who is in the mountains could hear what he says. But he is able to hear what his father responds even though the father is out in the mountains without any microphones. See more
Borya, I'm going to try to run away. Can you distract those guys?
Why? You tell them you're not Jewish, they'll kick you out themselves.