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Broken Wings (2002)
"Knafayim Shvurot" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama  |  24 October 2002 (Israel)
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Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Orly Silbersatz Banai ...
Dafna Ulman
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Maya Ulman
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Ido Ulman
Nitai Gvirtz ...
Yair Ulman
Eliana Magon ...
Bahr Ulman
Vladimir Friedman ...
Dr. Valentin Goldman
Dana Ivgy ...
Iris
Yarden Bar-Kochba ...
Flora, School Counselor
Danny Niv ...
Yoram (as Danny "mooki" Niv)
Orit Boger ...
Teacher
Nimrod Cohen ...
Gaga
Eitan Green ...
The Father
Martin Umanski ...
Video Photographer
Shira Vilensky ...
(as Shira Vilenski)
Lobo Wizner ...
Band member
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Storyline

The unexpected death of the family patriarch throws every member of the Ulman clan off course. Widow Dafna takes to bed for three months and when she finally returns to her job at the maternity hospital, she has little time for her children. Eldest son, Yair drops out of school and adopts a fatalist attitude, shutting out his siblings and girlfriend. His twin sister Maya, a talented musician, feels the most guilt and is forced to act as a family caregiver at the expense of career opportunities. Bullied at school, younger son Ido responds by obsessively filming himself with a video camera and attempting dangerous feats. The baby sister, Bar, is woefully neglected. Preoccupied with their own misery, the family is barely a family anymore. When another tragedy strikes, will they be able to support one another? Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for some language, brief nudity and drug use | See all certifications »
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24 October 2002 (Israel)  »

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Broken Wings  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$24,862 (USA) (12 March 2004)

Gross:

$405,858 (USA) (2 July 2004)
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Trivia

Ido and Bahr are played by real-life brother and sister Daniel and Eliana Magon. See more »

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Featured in Sharon Amrani: Remember His Name (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Sratim Metzuyarim
("Cartoons")
Lyrics by Nir Bergman
Music by Johnny Shuali
Performed by Maya Maron
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Touching Portrait of a Broken Family
9 April 2004 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

"Broken Wings (Knafayim Shvurot)" is a frank, involving portrait of a family coping with grief and stress.

Even more than such films as "Ordinary People," debut writer/director Nir Bergman has a sure touch in showing us the pressures and responses of a full range of individual family members, from the depressed working mother to her children -- five year old daughter, ten year old son, and and their teen brother and sister.

Within very realistic crowded and complicated living, working, school, and peer friendship environments, we see each as distinct individuals with guilts, needs, issues, and talents, and as the dependent members of a family unit dealing with past and present pain and crises, including through music.

I don't know the technicalities of the film stock, but the grittiness of the cinematography contributes to the naturalism, as well as the un-Hollywood, un-pretty look of the actors.

As an Israeli film what also adds to how touching it is is its non-political, non-geographically-necessary-specific content. This is just a beautiful human story of love and responsibility.

While the opening credits are bilingual Hebrew and English, the closing credits, annoyingly, are not.


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