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Yafa
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Charlie gets by through fleecing suckers with a three-card Monte. He passes himself off as a rich businessman. Miko is a street kid who spends his time with Charlie instead of going to school. His sister tries to raise him on her own, unsuccessfully. The plot follows Charlie's attempt to conquer the heart of Gila, a rich girl whose parents try to matchmake her to an American millionaire somewhat against her will. Written by Raz Signer

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1 September 1974 (Israel)  »

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one of the biggest collection of cliché ever
27 May 2010 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

The only reason I ever saw the film is Haya Katsir, she's the only reason I tried to see it again. No she's not a great actress, but she's one of the greatest looking girls I've ever seen especially when I first saw it in my early teens. By now the collection of cliché in the film that made me uncomfortable to begin with makes me simply cringe. Some fairly good Israely actors give poor to mediocre performance in this film because their characters are so badly written. Yes it was the genre, but most of the films of that genre suffer from the same problem. "Burekas" films that were made in Israel at the 70s are a version of "blacksploitation" movies with lower production values. They don't present the reality of the under privileged, they simply want to cash in on their frustration. Have a look if you want, it might have some anthropological value, but don't say I didn't warn you.


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