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Release Date:
4 November 1999 (Israel) See more »
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Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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15 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Totally believable, hilarious slice of immigrant life See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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 ... Moving contractor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

George Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Clara Rockmore ... Herself - Theremin Virtuoso (archive footage)
Chaim Yavin ... Himself - News Anchor (archive footage)
Yael Avraham ... Pregnant Woman (uncredited)

Directed by
Arik Kaplun 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arik Kaplun  writer
Semyon Vinokur  (as Simon Vinokur)

Produced by
Anat Bikel .... producer
Moshe Levinson .... producer
Marek Rozenbaum .... producer
Uri Sabag .... producer
 
Original Music by
Avi Benjamin 
 
Cinematography by
Valentin Belonogov 
 
Film Editing by
Einat Glaser-Zarhin 
 
Art Direction by
Ariel Roshko 
 
Costume Design by
Laura Dinolesko 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alona Lichter .... third assistant director
 
Sound Department
Dan Matalon .... sound recordist
Gil Toren .... sound designer
Fiodor Venezianov .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Koby Azarly .... stunt coordinator
William De Vital .... stunt coordinator (as William Devital)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Avraham Abramov .... additional photographer
Oren Arad .... clapper loader
Leonid Basin .... assistant camera
Udi Rimer .... gaffer
Jonathan Sela .... best boy
Eyal Tiano .... key grip
Choresh Wald .... grip
Joseph Zicherman .... focus puller
 
Other crew
Keren Sternfeld .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Ha-Chaverim Shel Yana" - Israel (original title)
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USA:90 min
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Features "Zehu Ze" (1978)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Totally believable, hilarious slice of immigrant life, 13 April 2000
Author: Vlad (vladm@freewwweb.com) from Bethesda, MD

Saw the movie on 4/12/00 as part of DC Filmfest. One of the movie actors, Mosko Alkalai(Isaac) was in attendance. The movie is 60/40% Russian/Hebrew. The subtitles were not that great - a lot of humor was lost in translation.

It's a movie with several story lines of new russian immigrants in Israel, and their struggle to keep afloat. It's mostly funny, at times sad, and always believable. The actors performances are excellent, and cinematography is a fine blend of modern styles.

I would highly recommend this movie to anyone, but these who can relate to the experience, and with a good knowledge of colloquial Russian would get an extra kick out of it.

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