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Aaron Cohen's Debt (1999)

A multi-character, non-linear drama, following the events taking place during the last night in the life of Aaron Cohen.



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Credited cast:
Avital Abergel ...
Taylor (as Youssef Abou Warda)
Eli Shemer
Oded Menaster ...
Itzik Jiuly ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Orli Katan
David (as Arie Moskona)


A cheerful birthday party is interrupted by the arrival of the police. They've come for the honoree himself, Aaron Cohen. Bewildered and annoyed, Aaron is informed that he owes child support. Although, to the best of his knowledge such debt doesn't exist, the police march him off to the local jail. Despite his frail health and his daughter's frantic attempts to bail him out, Aaron is forced to spend the night behind bars. Indifferent guards, an over-crowded cell and an infected ulcer thrust Aaron into a Kafkaesque nightmare. The following morning a hurried investigation struggles to make sense out of Aaron's encounter with fate. Past, present and future blend with illusion in the intricate story of this award-winning drama. Written by Anonymous

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Four Witnesses, Three Investigators, Two Songs, One Man and the Truth


Crime | Drama





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4 January 1999 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Hovo Shel Aharon Cohen  »

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Been There, Done That
14 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

It's a story about a man who is put through a terrible ordeal for failing to pay a negligible amount of money in alimony. Bureaucracy puts him in prison, while his daughter tries desperately to clear the debt and save her father before he succumbs to a medical condition.

The story didn't get my attention. It shows the corrupt world of police/prison (in this case) in Israel, but haven't we all seen that before?

I found myself drooling over one actor, the gorgeous Oded Menaster who plays a "gay" Jewish man who is stuck in a crowded jail room in which the incident took place. He's so adorable and played his character wonderfully. Shame about the sideburns though!

6 / 10

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