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Late Marriage (2001)
"Hatuna Meuheret" (original title)

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Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be ... See full summary »

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Zaza (as Lior Louie Ashkenazi)
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Judith
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Yasha
Lili Koshashvili ...
Lili
Aya Steinovitz ...
Ilana
Rosina Kambus ...
Magouly (as Rozina Cambus)
Simon Chen ...
Simon
Sapir Kugman ...
Madona
Dina Doron ...
Luba
Leonid Kanevskiy ...
Otary
Libia Hakmon ...
Margalita (as Libia Hakmon-Ayali)
Eli Turi ...
Bessik
Maria Ovanov ...
Lali
Orit Buchnik Sher
Rivka Gur
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Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be beautiful and from a good family, preferably rich. Zaza's parents, Yasha and Lily drag Zaza to meet potential brides and their families. Zaza has no choice. He plays along with his family, advocates of the suffocating traditions of their Georgian Jewish heritage. But Zaza always manages to somehow get out of being engaged. What his parents don't know is that Zaza is already in love. Judith is sensuous, strong and intriguing. She's also a divorcée with a 6-year-old daughter. So Zaza has kept Judith a secret from his family. He will have to choose between respect of the strict confines of family and tradition, or the love of his life. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes, love doesn't conquer all.

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Casamento Arranjado  »

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Opening Weekend:

$44,752 (USA) (31 May 2002)

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$1,551,470 (USA) (27 November 2002)
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Zaza: If that monster
[who suddenly came out of the sea and said, "I am God"]
Zaza: was able to convince my mother that love exists, I'd believe in him.
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Only an ass could divorce her.
4 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw Ronit Elkabetz in The Band's Visit and wanted more. I certainly got more in this movie - much more.

Zaza's (Lior Ashkenazi) parents are trying to get him married and he makes the rounds visiting all the eligible females. However, Zaza only wants Judith (Elkabetz), a divorcée with a child. Why wouldn't he? Even his father admits she is hot - and she truly is! The whole family arrives at her apartment and act like complete jackasses in their effort to split them up. They accomplish their mission in an unexpected manner, and Zaza is forced to marry a woman he does not love to make his parents happy.

That's what happens when you are castrated. How is he going to make grandchildren? Elkabetz was magnificent. I want more!


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