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Ezrah Amerikai (1992)

| Drama, Sport
An Israeli sports journalist befriends an American basketball pro playing in Israel. Although from very different backgrounds, their love for the game deepens their friendship. Each learns to value the other's culture.

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Seffie Adir ...
Yige'al
Icho Avital ...
Yeol Levi (as Etchu Avital)
Chaim Banai ...
Amnon (as Haim Banai)
Baruch David ...
Shime'on
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Michael Robinson
Ava Haddad ...
Rachel
Art Housey ...
Dodanny
Ge'ullah Levi ...
Miryam
Ayala Neuman ...
Segal
Sollta Rodrigo ...
Joel's Mother
Danny Roth ...
Rammie
Eyal Shiray ...
Simchah
Manasseh Vershavky ...
Mr. Kaufman
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An Israeli sports journalist befriends an American basketball pro playing in Israel. Although from very different backgrounds, their love for the game deepens their friendship. Each learns to value the other's culture.

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not just another basketball film
25 October 2013 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Saw it quite a while ago, but I do recall it being quite touching. While it's certainly about basketball, it's also quite human. I don't want to give away what makes it special, but the player's initial sense of loneliness (despite his having a girlfriend) in this strange country, where he doesn't know the language and is completely at the mercy of his coach, really comes through. It's the perfect opening for his befriending the NBA-obsessed local sports journalist and through him, his sister. It makes a nice triangle because there's little room for jealousy or possessiveness, as the siblings are loyal to each other to the end. This film will appeal to sports fans and "civilians" alike.


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