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Saint Clara (1996)
"Clara Hakedosha" (original title)

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The year is 1999 and the storyline is actually a number of sub-plots all revolving around the 13-year old Clara, a girl that can predict the future and has telekinetic powers. The sub-plots... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucy Dubinchik ...
Clara Chanov
Halil Elohev ...
Eddie Tikel
Johnny Peterson ...
Rosy
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Libby
Maya De-Fries ...
Eleanor Galash
Tal Feigenboim ...
Galit Biron
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Headmaster Tissona
Joe El Dror ...
Teacher Mounitz
Orly Silbersatz Banai ...
TV Reporter
Tal Ben-Bina ...
Tikel's Mom
Menashe Noy ...
Tikel's Dad
Jenya Dodina ...
Clara's Mom
Ronald Heilovsky ...
Clara's Dad
Israel Sasha Demidov ...
Elvis Chanov (as Israel Damidov)
Ronny Bachar ...
Vered Rosental
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The year is 1999 and the storyline is actually a number of sub-plots all revolving around the 13-year old Clara, a girl that can predict the future and has telekinetic powers. The sub-plots include a boy in her class who has a crush on her, his family, her family and her principal that keeps talking French for some strange reason. Written by Danny Paikov <deepee@netvision.net.il>

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Teacher Mounitz: You think the kids made a jerk out of me, huh? I'm a jerk. I know. But you know what? I had one day in my life like you'll never have. When I was in America, I was sent to Vietnam. The minute I landed a friend took me to a whorehouse. The girls were 14. I was with seven at once. Suddenly, a chopper landed in the middle of the war, and Bobby Fisher gets out. The great Fisher played chess with 60 soldiers at once. I was the only one who won. They took me to Virginia with him and recruited me for ...
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Colorful Israel
12 October 1999 | by (Lexington, KY) – See all my reviews

I can't figure out if people are deliberately ignoring this movie or if they just don't get it. Frankly, I don't know if *I* get this crazy little fable about love, belonging, & identity.

Young Clara is unbelievably brilliant, and extraordinarily magical - literally - which is not necessarily a bonus at Golda MeirJunior High, which looks like post-apocalyptic public schooling even if I don't know much about Israel's educational system. Taunted by the "cool boys," who also use her to cheat on tests, Clara quickly becomes the object of the affection of one of them. What follows is stylized, visually exciting, and pretty damn cool, as Clara learns that it's love that will eventually deprive her of her super-powers. Oh, the end of the world is hinted at as well.

There's nothing specifically Israel or Jewish-oriented about this film, except the setting (unless I am missing something - a subtext?), and to me that's why it works. The directors make style a priority and the young actors (as well as the fabulous nutjob that plays Uncle Elvis) fare far better in the sincerity and believability department than any American actors. There's a human-centered element that makes this very easy to grab onto and hold.

A wonderful movie.


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