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Zoar Argov has become a musical legend not less than Elvis in Israel of 1980s. Born of the Yemenite background famous for its vocal proficiency, Zoar, a son and a grandson of chronic drunkards had become a drug addict in his youth. The feature argues that the drugs were not the only thing that had led him to the tragic end. The lack of truly devoted friends, cruel attitude of his beloved wife, and the environment by and large ignorant to his inner tragedy had had also contributed a great deal toward his desperation. I liked the feature for its sincere and accurate exposure of the ambivalent issues of Zoar the King's life.
This inspiring and also tragic story about Zohar Argov. Both fans and
non-fans of Zohar Argov will find this movie to be on their favorites
list. If you're a fan you'll find yourself singing along to the songs
that are present in this movie. This movie follows the struggles that
Zohar has faced in becoming the legend that he has become. Breaking
boundaries and paving new roads to Mizrahit artists. The human story of
this movie is bound to touch your heart strings. Although Zohar rose to
the top and had financial wealth, he managed to lose it all due to drug
abuse. Despite his success and fame, this man didn't seem to receive
the love and respect he needed.
This movie was well done and in my opinion one of the best Israeli movies I've seen. This human story is bound to touch you and sympathize with the difficulties he faced. Even success can't always bring happiness.
Zohar is a well done Biography of Zohar Argov who's death was tragic in
1987. As Zohar Argov career becomes more successful he get's more
dependent on hard drugs. The Biography is on the background of the
Social Revolt of Israelis from Oriental Countries that brought Menachem
Begin to Power in 1977. Argov and his songs made him a Star after his
death and they have been sung by other singers as a Classic Mizrachi
Singer. His songs (in the film too) are what I call "Mizrachi Blues".
The Film is well done and is popular in VHS Cassettes and DVD. I saw it when it was new in 1993 at the cinema. I took an 18 year old tourist who does not know Hebrew and she also enjoyed it very much. The story is similar to "Rose". Hope to get a DVD soon. I got and Enjoyed the DVD in June 2008.
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