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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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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
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Directed by
Nir Bergman 
 
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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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Additional Details

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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1.66 : 1 See more »
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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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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A death in the family, 13 April 2004
Author: jotix100 from New York

This film was a surprise. Israel's film industry is doing just fine, and judging by some of the latest movies that we have seen from that country, they have a very promising future.

Director Nir Bergman knows a thing or two about how to reach an audience. The story that he presents here is one about the tremendous pain this family is going through after the beloved father dies in a freakish manner, leaving behind a wife and four children that without him are at the breaking point.

Dafna, the mother, is sleepwalking through life; she appears to be sleepy most of the time. Having to work odd hours, she is losing the grip of things at home. Maya, the oldest daughter, is the logical choice for Dafna to rely on, but this teen ager feels her life is being torn between the family loyalty and her own singing ambition. The older son, Yair, also is facing very hard times adapting to a life that is uncertain, at best. The other two children are just plain lost because everyone else is absorbed in his own conflict.

The acting is first rate. Dafna, played with conviction by Orly Silbersatz Banai, is excellent as the over burdened mother. Maya Maron is the rebellious Maya, basically the central role of the story. Miss Maron plays convincingly. The rest of the cast is very good.

We can expect other fine films from Mr. Bergman in the future, I'm sure.

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