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Sof Ha'Olam Smola (2004)

As a family from India moves in to a desert neighborhood in Southern Israel in the 1960's, the family's eldest, beautiful daughter discovers friendship and romance with the lovely local ... See full summary »

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As a family from India moves in to a desert neighborhood in Southern Israel in the 1960's, the family's eldest, beautiful daughter discovers friendship and romance with the lovely local French girl. The film also explores the hardships and surprises that come with the integration of multiple families from different ethnic backgrounds (from the diaspora) and their struggle with immigration and prejudice. Written by hikacute

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24 March 2004 (France)  »

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A világ végén fordulj balra  »

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ILS 1,000,000 (Israel), 25 June 2004
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French and Indian actors that worked with the Israeli crew were under Iraqi threat. The shooting of the film occured during the American military movement into Iraq. See more »

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Featured in Sharon Amrani: Remember His Name (2010) See more »

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Be-Sof Ha-Olam
Lyrics by Ehud Manor
Music by Kobi Oshrat
Performed by Ninette Tayeb
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Pride in the middle of nowhere
30 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

This movie is full of characters and incidents, almost as if the writers felt they might never have the chance to write again, but I think that consistently it is about people trying to repair their wounded pride. The two immigrant communities involved-- assigned housing not in the center of Israel nor yet in Eilat (the road sign says it's 170 kilometers to Eilat) but in a tiny desert town-- have different native languages but they share a resentment at having come down in the world from their pre-emigrant lives and seeing no way back. The men resent their factory jobs and ultimately strike against their employer. Some of the women resent their lack of opportunity and try to prove their worth by taking lovers. The story is set in the 1960s and includes occasional narration from the point of view of the present, making it a sort of "Our Town" or "I Remember Mama" saluting the loved ones of the past-- as if everything were different now, although in today's society too the argument could still be made that geography is destiny.


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