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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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An unexpected delight 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
Savi Gabizon .... script editor
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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
An unexpected delight, 22 June 2002
Author: KtoTam (mz9@comcast.net) from Boston

An unexpected delight from Israel, this wonderful film is an emotional roller coaster. If you do not laugh and cry before the last frame rolls around, check if your emotions are in the `off' position. The first-time director Arik Kaplun (an Israeli from Russia) never falls into an easy trap of superficial humor and sentimental simplicity, but rises to the heights of the great film-making by developing complex character dynamics with love and deep understanding of human condition. Never shying away from the difficult and painful, the film portrays sometimes hard life of new Russian emigrants and their interactions with society. Subtly, but eloquently it shows the special bond that ties Israel together as a country, despite all the apparent confusion and bickering of ordinary life. A life affirming gem!

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