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Yom Yom -- Moshe leads a rootless existence. Grown weary of his wife, ambivalent about his needy mistress, the only relationships Moshe doesn't complicate are with his devoted parents.


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Jacky Cukier (writer)
Amos Gitai (writer)
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Release Date:
16 February 2001 (USA) See more »
A slice of life - day after day - in Haifa, where Moshe and Didi's marriage is on the rocks, affairs are casual... See more » | Add synopsis »
3 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Bad movie, beautiful accessories. See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order)

Moshe Ivgy ... Moshe
Hanna Maron ... Hanna
Juliano Mer-Khamis ... Jules (as Juliano Mer)
Dalit Kahan ... Didi

Yussuf Abu-Warda ... Yussuf
Nataly Attiya ... Grisha
Anne Petit-Lagrange ... The Doctor
Samuel Calderon ... Shmul
Gassan Abbas ... Nadim

Keren Mor ... Mimi
Irit Gidron ... Bank Teller
David Cohen ... David
Aharon Milard ... Man in Market
Yehuda Tzanaani ... Cantor
Shukri Amara ... Notary
Daniel Magen ... Customer in Bank
Asia Lerner ... Bar Person
Lilach Gavish ... Bank Robber
Gil Tevet ... Doctor's Husband
Meitar Shemesh ... Doctor's Daughter
Ruben Elimelech ... Customer in Bank
Clara Neuman ... Customer in Bank
Ester Mermelstein ... Customer in Bank
Irena Driglazner ... Customer in Bank

Directed by
Amos Gitai 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jacky Cukier  writer
Amos Gitai  writer

Produced by
David Mandil .... producer
Ilan Moscovitch .... line producer
Eyal Shiray .... producer
Michael Tapuah .... producer
Laurent Truchot .... producer
Original Music by
Phillip Kado 
Cinematography by
Renato Berta 
Film Editing by
Nili Richter 
Casting by
Ilan Moscovitch 
Art Direction by
Thierry François 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gadi Nemet .... assistant director
Gadi Nemet .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Israel David .... sound editor
John Purcell .... sound designer
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Alon Shapira .... boom operator
Jean-Paul Toraille .... sound recordist
Jean-Paul Toraille .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Gaby Weismann .... second assistant camera
Music Department
Alex Claude .... music editor

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Israel:102 min | USA:105 min | Argentina:106 min
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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Bad movie, beautiful accessories., 18 July 2002
Author: max from haifa

I think I'm one of the three people who actually paid to see this movie in the cinema. When I went in, I knew what the hype (as much as there was) told me. That is - Amos Gitai, Israel's most famous director, went and did a film with the Israeli actors elite. That is - Moshe Ivgi (the current godfather of Israeli cinema), Julianno Merr (An actor of epic abilities who was born in the wrong place), and Keren Morr (leading theater actress and T.V. comedy goddess). And we were told this was an intelligent comedy (something almost unheard of in nowadays cinema).

None of that was true. The movie is a series of eight-minute long-shots about the uninteresting life of two childhood friends in down-town Haifa (a harbor city in northern Israel). Mostly they deal with the stagnation of their life, compared to the massive urban development going on around them. Its very artsy, very boring, very unfocused, not intelligent enough to make you think, not touching enough to make you care. too Israeli for an outsider to understand, too pompous for Israelis to like. and of course not funny at all.

So, what good is there in this movie ? a lot of things nobody expected. First of all, Hana Maron, an extremely talented actress who used to be the wunderkind of German cinema before World War Two, simply steals the show, every second she's on it. Its a rare chance to see someone who should have been the European Shirley Temple and could've been the European Bette Davis. Secondly, the film is probably the last documentation of down-town Haifa, a place which used to be the pearl of the eastern mediterranean, and is now bulldozed over. It also has in it the not-so-casual reference to it being the only place where Arabs and Jews coexist and even marry. And third, and that is the reason this movie still gets viewers - Israeli no. 1 model and would-be actress, Natali Atia, in real live sex action with Julianno Merr for eight minutes. It looks like someone must have left the camera there and caught them on film. Considered by many to be the hottest sex scene in Israeli movies ever.

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