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Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi (2003)
"Ha-Kochavim Shel Shlomi" (original title)

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The new math teacher and new school principal discover the 16-year-old underachiever failing classes is really a genius, and the kid's own family's too busy relying on him to mend family fences to notice his brilliance either.

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Shlomi Bar-Dayan
Arieh Elias ...
Grandfather Bar-Dayan (as Arie Elias)
Esti Zakheim ...
Ruhama Bar-Dayan (as Esti Zakhem)
Aya Steinovitz ...
Rona (as Aya Koren)
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Headmaster Avihu
Albert Iluz ...
Robert Bar-Dayan (as Albert Illouz)
Jonathan Rozen ...
Doron Bar-Dayan (as Yonatan Rozen)
Rotem Abuhab ...
Ziva (as Rotem Abuhav)
Assi Cohen ...
Sasi
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Tehila (as Rotem Zisman)
Nisso Kaviha ...
Bagin Yaish (as Nisso Khavia)
Rita Shukrun ...
Miriam Eldad (as Rita Shukroon)
Nissim Dayan ...
Yehoshua Eldad
Hilla Sarjon ...
Teacher Tzvia (as Hilla Sorojon)
Gili Biton ...
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16 years old, Shlomi lives with his restless mother, his soldier brother and their ill grandfather. Although not doing well in school, Shlomi is a gifted cook and takes care of most household chores. One day, the school's principal finds out Shlomi is actually a genius and tries to get him into a more suitable curriculum. However, Shlomi is more interested in taking care of his family and his new love interest, the beautiful girl next door. Written by Aviad Shamir

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Grandfather Bar-Dayan: [noting Shlomi's sullenness] Who's the girl who broke your heart? Listen to me: girls are like buses - if you miss one, another one will come along. Girls are like mirrors: you see yourself, your dimples and your pimples.
Shlomi Bar-Dayan: I thought girls were like busses.
Grandfather Bar-Dayan: Like busses, like mirrors, like nooses - the tighter the knot, the harder you get.
Shlomi Bar-Dayan: What?
Grandfather Bar-Dayan: Yeah. Men getting hanged have a hard-on. That's science.
[Grandpa turns back to gazing out the window - his favorite past-time]
Shlomi Bar-Dayan: What do you keep looking at?
Grandfather Bar-Dayan:
Shlomi Bar-Dayan:
Grandfather Bar-Dayan:
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Od Avo El Sipech
Lyrics by Natan Alterman
Music by Jonathan Bar-Giora
Performed by Haïm Ulliel
Background Vocals by Jonathan Bar-Giora and Shemi Zarhin
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Highly Recommend this movie...
15 May 2005 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie to watch with a good friend, boy/girl friend or family. Basically one of those feel good movies you want to share with your loved ones....without all the girlie crap you find in a lot of American feel good movies. This movie is light hearted but makes you think, and will make you laugh.

Just a really simple but universal plot. Would think most people could relate in some way to this movie. The characters in the movie are amazing and the actors do a great job in sucking you into the movie. And the movie is topped off all along the way with hilarious true to life Jewish humor. I watched the movie for the first time last night, and now I want to own it. :)


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