David is a garage electrician, who dreamt all of his life of becoming a magician, but had no luck in it. His girlfriend Batya wants an ordinary life, but David is still looking for his ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

7 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

As a family from India moves in to a desert neighborhood in Southern Israel in the 1960's, the family's eldest, beautiful daughter discovers friendship and romance with the lovely local ... See full summary »

Director: Avi Nesher
Stars: Neta Garty, Liraz Charhi, Aure Atika
Aviva Ahuvati (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Aviva, a hard-working hotel cook in the northern Israeli town of Tiberias, is on the brink of finally fulfilling her lifelong dream. For years she kept her remarkable writing abilities ... See full summary »

Director: Shemi Zarhin
Stars: Assi Levy, Rotem Abuhab, Levana Finkelstein
Mivtza Savta (TV Movie 1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Mivtza Savta ("Operation Grandma") is a satirical Israeli comedy about three very different brothers trying to get around many obstacles to bury their grandmother on her kibbutz. The story ... See full summary »

Director: Dror Shaul
Stars: Rami Heuberger, Ami Smolartchik, Tzach Shpitzen
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to ... See full summary »

Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Yehoram Gaon, Gila Almagor, Assi Dayan
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The movie is a romantic comedy which takes place in Israel during the Austerity period of the 1950s. The movie's hero is Alex, a 13 year old boy who is about to attend his Bar Mitzvah. Alex... See full summary »

Director: Boaz Davidson
Stars: Eitan Anshel, Sharon Hacohen, Uri Kabiri
Metzitzim (1972)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Gote and Eli are two aging friends who don't want to age. Gote is a lifeguard who's fighting peepers on the Tel-Aviv beach. Eli is a guitar player who dreams of building a night club in Altman's restaurant.

Director: Uri Zohar
Stars: Arik Einstein, Uri Zohar, Sima Eliyahu
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Eli Cohen
Stars: Gila Almagor, Kaipu Cohen, Eli Cohen
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.

Director: Joseph Cedar
Stars: Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Aliza Rosen
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three friends live their lives in the 1950's each searching for someone to love.

Director: Boaz Davidson
Stars: Yftach Katzur, Anat Atzmon, Jonathan Sagall
Ramzor (TV Series 2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

3 middle aged men in a conflict with life about their wives, friends, children and funny everyday situations .

Stars: Adir Miller, Lior Halfon, Nir Levy
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Dror Shaul
Stars: Tikva Dayan, Lior Ashkenazi, Ami Smolartchik
Ajami (2009)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami.

Directors: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani
Stars: Fouad Habash, Nisrine Rihan, Elias Saba
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
David
...
Batya
Aryeh Moskona ...
Shimon
...
Vickie
Natan Zahavi ...
Sleidini
Pini Kidron ...
Haim
...
Natasha (as Eveline Caplon)
Amit Lior ...
Yair
Tsipor Aizen ...
Reporter / Neighbor
Dean Lior ...
Boaz
Tommy Shafrir ...
Boy
Zevulun Mosheashvili ...
Moshe Krabera
Itzik Twini ...
Itzik
Anita Falili ...
Dancer
Yossi Bernfeld ...
Mr. Bravo
Edit

Storyline

David is a garage electrician, who dreamt all of his life of becoming a magician, but had no luck in it. His girlfriend Batya wants an ordinary life, but David is still looking for his dream, so he links up with Romanian immigrant Shimon, who is an expert magician. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

1997 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Pick a Card  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Shimon: Women are like rubber bands. You pull them too hard, you get smacked in the face.
See more »

Connections

References The Princess Bride (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Afula Express
Composed by Ya'ackov Gilad - Yechiel Amsalem
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

It might be the best Israeli movie of all times!
24 March 1999 | by (Tel Aviv, Israel) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best I have seen in 1997. Julie Shlez, a wonderfully gifted documentary creator made her first motion picture and proved again, that even with a limited budget one can make a little cinematic masterpiece. Shlez creates magic on screen. Her film is funny, sad and funny once again. The actors are wonderful: Zvika Hadar is amazing, Esty Zakheim is unforgettable and Orli Perl is so so sweet and sexy. "Afula Express" touches your soul so deeply, you will never forget this unique feeling. My grade: **** 1/2 (out of *****)


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Afula Express (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?