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A Message from the Future (1981)

Sheder Min Ha'Atid (original title)
| Drama, Sci-Fi
In the year 3005, a delegate from the remote arrives in 1985 to convince the present leaders make certain World War III happens, which which he guarantees will make for a better future. ... See full summary »

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David Avidan
Joseph Bee
Grisha Borodo ...
Marshal Malinovsky
Zygmont Frankel
Marie Gasman
Leonard Graves ...
Andersson
Jerry Hyman ...
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Wen Chao Lai ...
Chinese Chairman
Irit Me'iri
Avraham Pelta
Norman Ravis
Kiichi Sasayama ...
Hiroshi Nabashima
Richard Selano ...
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Rafi Taylor
Moshe Timor
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In the year 3005, a delegate from the remote arrives in 1985 to convince the present leaders make certain World War III happens, which which he guarantees will make for a better future. Having already caused natural disasters and catastrophes by coming back from the future, he now tries to force his message on the world press and TV. Written by Anonymous

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The Israeli Sci-Fi/Cold War Masterpiece
13 June 2011 | by (Oakland, California) – See all my reviews

{Hard to believe if you read on, but this review actually does NOT contain any plot spoilers...except that it would be much more fun to know nothing of this film and dive right in if you are the adventurous sort - in which case stop reading, buy a ticket, and take the ride. Incidentally "tickets" aren't too hard to find with a little looking.}

This film follows the adventures of a shiny jump-suited, telekinetic stranger from a strange land in his time-traveling disco chamber from where he guides the leaders of the world towards nuclear Armageddon so that mankind might be saved. Wait, no, it's about the evil Japanese corporation that has developed karate robots to demonstrate their hypno-controller with which they will dictate the fate of mankind. No, wait...what's happening? Suddenly this is a near slapstick political farce that is too broad for Woody Allen yet hinting at dark undercurrents of unpopular ideology...wait...did this just have hardcore sex in it?...um...is that an apocalyptic new-wave Israeli rock band somehow blending punk with the BeeGees for the sake of all mankind?...ow...my head hurts...

All that and more await you in Message From the Future! This film is ten pounds of movie in a five pound bag!

What's it about? What's it about indeed.


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