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Release Date:
24 October 2002 (Israel) See more »
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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'. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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15 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Emotional roller coaster See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Orly Silbersatz Banai ... Dafna Ulman

Maya Maron ... Maya Ulman

Daniel Magon ... 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
Dror Yakar ... Band Member
Eli Zulta ... Band member

Directed by
Nir Bergman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nir Bergman 

Produced by
Assaf Amir .... producer
Yoav Roeh .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Avi Belleli 
 
Cinematography by
Valentin Belonogov 
 
Film Editing by
Einat Glaser-Zarhin 
 
Art Direction by
Ido Dolev 
 
Costume Design by
Ada Levin 
 
Makeup Department
Vered Hochman .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
Avihai Beri .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Israel David .... sound re-recording mixer
David Lis .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Pini Klavir .... special effects
 
Stunts
Alex Osmolovsky .... stunt performer
Dima Osmolovsky .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Oren Arad .... focus puller
Igal Arobas .... grip
Sharon Bareket .... still photographer
Leonid Basin .... assistant camera
Adi Borkin .... electrician
Benjamin Chiram .... additional photographer (as Nimrod Chiram)
Ilan Katz .... electrician
Joseph Lachmish .... grip
Amnon Nachumovski .... camera loader
Guy Ne'eman .... key grip
Udi Rimer .... gaffer
Choresh Wald .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Judit Szép .... color timer
 

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Also Known As:
"Knafayim Shvurot" - Israel (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some language, brief nudity and drug use
Runtime:
87 min | Switzerland:84 min
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Ido and Bahr are played by real-life brother and sister Daniel and Eliana Magon.See more »
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Featured in Noodle (2007)See more »
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Emotional roller coaster, 4 July 2004
Author: Nir (rumred@hotmail.com) from Israel

One of the best Israeli films ever. Israel had good actors, and good drama but never before have I seen such a well developed script. I guess the secret belongs to the fact that the movie started as a short film when Nir Bergman studied cinema, and then he developed it to a full length movie. Moreover, this movie is one of the representatives of the new Israeli movie age, after understanding Israel cannot produce big budget American style movies, and started producing small touching movies.

The story in a nutshell is about a single mom with four kids, trying to overcome the loss of their father. The movie time quota is within one week, so everything happens very fast, and sometimes it feels like someone is hitting you with a hammer in the stomach. other times it feels like someone is squeezing you for tears. Generally speaking the movie sure is an emotional roller coaster.

The movie follows the story of the rebellious daughter who is torn between her will to be a singer and her family duties because her mom is working night shifts as a nurse. It also follows the enigmatic closed son who had to be the strong man of the family because of the death of the father, and the effect the death had on his personality, emotions, and his functioning in school. Last but not least is the small child who has some kind of an accident during the film, which makes everything move even faster and more emotional.

The actors (especially Maya Meron, but that's because I'm a fool for her) are doing a great acting job and are very moving and realistic.

All in all, this is a great movie, highly recommended.

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