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Mivtza Savta (1999)

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Mivtza Savta ("Operation Grandma") is a satirical Israeli comedy about three very different brothers trying to get around many obstacles to bury their grandmother on her kibbutz. The story ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rami Heuberger ...
Alon 'Krembo' Sagiv
Ami Smolartchik ...
Benny Sagiv
Tzach Shpitzen ...
Idan Sagiv
Einat Weitzman ...
Hagit
Rosina Kambus ...
Deborah
Hugo Yarden ...
Sergio
Danielle Miller ...
Christine
Pablo Salzman ...
Claudio
Davida Karol ...
Haya Sagiv
Eyal Rozales ...
Gabby
Rotem Abuhab ...
Shirly (as Rotem Itach)
Iparon Atkin ...
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Pavel Centrinel ...
Igor
Dvir Benedek ...
Danny (Shabak)
Mamduh Afadila ...
Tommer (Shabak)
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Mivtza Savta ("Operation Grandma") is a satirical Israeli comedy about three very different brothers trying to get around many obstacles to bury their grandmother on her kibbutz. The story takes place in Israel, in the fictional kibbutz "Asisim". Written by Alex F.

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The fictional kibbutz Asisim is based on kibbutz Kissufim, where the writer and director Dror Shaul was born. See more »

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[Idan and Benny came to the morgue to take grandma Haya's body for the burial, but the manager refuses to let them transport the body in their car]
Benishty Manager: There are two options - either Chevra Kadisha or private ambulance. That's it.
Benny Sagiv: Wait a minute, doctor, you don't understand.
Benishty Manager: First, I am not a doctor. In here no one needs doctor anymore. Second, there is nothing to understand, that's the law and that's it. Third, I've been working for 30 years and I've never seen two idiots like you.
Benny Sagiv: Mr. Benishty, ...
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operation: 'grandma' objective: bring grandma Haia (direct translation: alive) to burial on time
1 April 2005 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

First of all I would recommend everyone in the holly land to see this movie. It deserves the statue of cult more than most cult movies. With regards to those of you who aren't familiar with Israeli mentality, 'Mivtza Savta' wouldn't mean much to you.

The story is about three brothers who's grandma dies in the most uncomfortable moment. Grandma must be buried under the time constrains. The older brother 'Krembo', an army commander who returns to the kibbutz, takes command of the operation.

There are people who would disagree with me, but I think this is the best Israeli movie ever made (yes even better than Eskimo Limon).


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