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Yana's Friends (1999)
"Ha-Chaverim Shel Yana" (original title)

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Three parallel strories of immigrants in Tel Aviv during the Gulf War and about coming together while sealed in a room during the Scud attacks.

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Credited cast:
Evelyn Kaplun ...
Yana
Nir Levy ...
Eli
Shmil Ben Ari ...
Yuri Kalantarov
Mosko Alkalai ...
Yitzhak
Dalia Friedland ...
Rosa
Vladimir Friedman ...
Alik
Israel Sasha Demidov ...
Fima (as Israel Damidov)
Lena Sachanova ...
Mila
Jenya Fleisher ...
Edik
Evyatar Lazar ...
Daniel
Lucy Dubinchik ...
Yuri's daughter
Valentin Nikulin ...
Neighbour
Aleksandr Stanilov ...
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Three parallel strories of immigrants in Tel Aviv during the Gulf War and about coming together while sealed in a room during the Scud attacks.

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Saw U.S. Premiere--Loved it
4 November 1999 | by (San Jose, California) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the U.S. Premiere in the 1999 South Bay Jewish Film Series in San Jose, California on 10/31/99. This film was amazing. The acting was top notch and the story/plotline was hilarious. The film offers something for everyone. The subtle expressions on the grandfather's face are funny, but you have to look hard to catch them, or you will miss them. It's mostly in Hebrew with a fair amount of Russian dialog, and the English subtitles were easily readable. There's some brief nudity. "Yana's Friends" is a feel-good movie and I would see


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