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Campfire (2004)

Medurat Hashevet (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 9 September 2005 (USA)
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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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
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Moshe Weinstock
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Yoel
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Oded
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Shula (as Edith Teperson)
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Gozlan (as Itay Turgeman)
Barak Lizork ...
Yaniv
Danny Zahavi ...
Ilan
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Inbal
Ofer Seker ...
Yair
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Yehoram Gaon's first apperance in the movie comes shortly after a clip from the movie Mivtsa Yonatan (1977) is shown - a clip where Yehoram Gaon is giving a speech. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[subtitled version]
[first thing in the morning, Rachel walks into Esti's bedroom unannounced while Esti is still asleep]
Rachel Gerlik: Esti, be careful not to walk barefoot here now.
[Rachel drapes a towel over Esti's bedroom door]
Esti Gerlik: [groggily waking up] What?
[using a hammer, Rachel smashes the glass window on Esti's bedroom door]
Esti Gerlik: [now wide awake] What are you doing?
Rachel Gerlik: No one locks doors in my house. You want privacy? Get married.
[Tami, hearing the commotion, walks by]
Rachel Gerlik: [as Rachel sweeps up the broken glass] Tami, be ...
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Connections

Features Mivtsa Yonatan (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

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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A must see for anyone interested in Religious-Zionist Israelis
6 January 2005 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Take it from me, as one who is blood and flesh of this community, this is an extremely poignant and ACCURATE film, aside from being first-class cinema. Watching Asi Dayan as the founder of a settlement, Moshe Ivgy as a religious-Zionist loser/tragic hero and the hysterical Yehoram Gaon play an ASHKENAZI cantor was an incredible combination. Enjoy!

I think this policy of writing a minimum of ten lines is quite stupid as i am sitting at work right now and do not have the time to compose a magnum opus - this is a stupid policy that undermines intelligent people like myself who do not write long dissertations on films and know that most people do not have the patience to read such diatribes. Thank you.


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