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Knafayim Shvurot
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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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Touching Portrait of a Broken Family 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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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Touching Portrait of a Broken Family, 9 April 2004
Author: noralee from Queens, NY

"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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