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Alila (2003)

Slice-of-life look at the lives of twelve people who live or work in the same apartment complex in Tel Aviv.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mali (as Hana Laszlo)
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Ezra (as Uri Ran Klauzner)
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Ilan
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Ronit
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Hezi (as Amos Lavie)
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Aviram
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Schwartz
Amit Mestechkin ...
Eyal
Lyn Hsiao Zamir ...
Linda
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Officer
Carmel Betto ...
Carmel
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Sharon
Kobi Zahavi ...
Kiosk owner
Eyal Elhadad ...
Locksmith
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In Tel Aviv, the gloomy Ezra hires foreign workers without permits to build an addition to a homely block of flats where his ex-wife Mali lives with her current lover Ilan. Ezra and Mali's young son Eyal hates the army and is AWOL, living among prostitutes and drug dealers. Gabi, a beautiful young woman who's a friend of Mali's, is carrying on an affair with Hezi, an older man insisting on secrecy. Hezi rents an apartment at the building for their trysts. Neighbors complain about the noise of their lovemaking and of the construction. Lives revolve slowly one around another. "Everyone's out for himself," says Ezra of Israeli society. Suicide bombings and elections provide a backdrop. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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1 October 2003 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Czlowiek z sasiedztwa  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,063, 29 February 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$48,493, 13 June 2004
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c this only if u hate yourself
3 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

This movie was just pointless and more importantly - boring. The director had the goods he needed to make a great film. But when he actually narrated the beginning as to who worked on the film, "I'm like, are you serious?" I only saw this Israeli film because I wanted to see Ronit Elkabetz and she blew away the scenes she was in but overall, her appearance was much too brief. She is such an awesome actress, I re-watched 'Late Marriage'. Then her character's denouement in this film was the nail in the coffin for me. I fast forwarded through most of this cinematic wreck. I also recommend 'The Band's Visit' with again Ronit because this had to be an embarrassment to everyone who worked on this production.


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