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4 November 1999 (Israel) See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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15 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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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
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George Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Clara Rockmore ... Herself - Theremin Virtuoso (archive footage)
Chaim Yavin ... Himself - News Anchor (archive footage)
Yael Avraham ... Pregnant Woman (uncredited)
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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 Devital .... stunt coordinator
 
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
 
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Keren Sternfeld .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Ha-Chaverim Shel Yana" - Israel (original title)
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
love has many forms, 26 June 2002
Author: lenusik from MA

So we have 3 love stories throughout this movie - well, actually we have love for music as well, but traditional stories are three. One is very sexy, and once can justify that the gas masks the characters wear (there are attacks from Iraq at the time) and the need to be in the sealed room they share enhances the feelings. Eli is hardly a sentimental type, he asks Yana for a date as his lover yells for him from the bedroom ... yet he is very kind to Yana. He seems Mr. No Commitment, yet he is the one who asks "what now" after Yana's estranged husband is back to her life or at least back to the country. There is no real drama in this story. Prefering sexy and kind roommate to the husband who is ready to abandon Yana alone pregnant with a huge loan is a no brainer.

The second love story of Rosa who first appears very business like is sad and entertaining. It is more life story than love story and one that makes you sob.

What truly amazes is the third couple. Alik is hardly anyone's type - yelling at his wife, squalid, dignity and morals long gone and you'd think his marriage experiences lack of contentment - yet it is Alik's wife who truly amazes with the way she looks at Alik, compliments him and her love is love that makes him a better man - at the end even Alik is quite a likable character!

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