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Campfire (2004)
"Medurat Hashevet" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  9 September 2005 (USA)
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The story of one woman's personal battle for acceptance, but also a portrait of a political movement that has forever affected millions of lives in the Middle East.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michaela Eshet ...
Rachel Gerlik
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Tami Gerlik
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Yossi
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Esti
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Motkeh
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Rafi
Yehoram Gaon ...
Moshe Weinstock
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Yoel
Avi Grainik ...
Oded
Idit Teperson ...
Shula (as Edith Teperson)
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Gozlan
Barak Lizork ...
Yaniv
Danny Zahavi ...
Ilan
Dina Senderson ...
Inbal
Ofer Seker ...
Yair
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Israeli Rachel Gerlik has been widowed for one year. Despite not ever having loved her husband, she feels she now needs to move on with her life. She plans to sell his car, which has not been touched in that year. She starts dating again, solely on blind dates set up by her friend Shula Kupfer, first with the insecure Yossi Moraly and then with renowned cantor Moshe Weinstock. Most importantly in Rachel's plan is to be accepted into the founding group of a new ideologically-based West Bank settlement yet to be built, the acceptance committee chaired by Shula's husband, Motkeh Kupfer, considered one of the most important figures in religious Zionism. She has many factors working against her in being accepted, most specifically there not being a man in the household. Regardless, Rachel and her family are accepted on a trial basis. Her family consists of two teen-aged daughters, Esti and Tami, both who believe that their mother has lost touch with the realities of their lives, especially... Written by Huggo

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This movie features Mivtsa Yonatan (1977). See more »

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When Rachel comes home after her meeting with the founding committee, when Tammy has locked herself in her room and Rachel is talking to Esti in the Living Room, the shots of Rachel show her with her hands cupped over the top of a soda pop bottle, but the shots of Esti (from behind Rachel) show Rachel's hands cupped on her knapsack on the table. See more »

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[subtitled version]
Tami Gerlik: Why didn't you ever get married?
Yossi Moraly: I guess something's wrong with me.
Tami Gerlik: I'm serious.
Yossi Moraly: So am I. God doesn't want certain people to marry, so they won't reproduce. So he spoils something in their personality. Something little that you don't notice at first. But that something makes them stay alone.
Tami Gerlik: That doesn't make sense to me. I know some couples... I can't believe God wants them to reproduce.
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Features Mivtsa Yonatan (1977) See more »

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Hashmal Zorem Be-Chapot Yadecha
Lyrics by Yoram Taharlev
Music by Nurit Hirsch
Arranged by Jonathan Bar-Giora
Performed by Riki Gal
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Great Film with a political background
12 February 2004 | by (berlin, germany) – See all my reviews

I've just seen the second screening of this film at the berlinale.joseph cedar is hardly known at all in germany and so i thought i'd seen one of these first'n'nice-but-well... movies - and was caught off guard. the movie tell the story of three women (mother and two daughters) living in the israel of 1981.the mother is a widow since one year and the film shows how she and her daughters cope with the situation. so the story sounds simple but the mr. cedar has found a really good way of waving backgrounds around it. as there are the settlements-movement and the male dominated society. he really manages to give an impression of a society by showing people act and live in this society.

one of the best movies i saw in months!!


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