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Ha-Kochavim Shel Shlomi (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama, Comedy | 3 April 2003 (Israel)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Grandfather Bar-Dayan (as Arie Elias)
Ruhama Bar-Dayan (as Esti Zakhem)
Rona (as Aya Koren)
Headmaster Avihu (as Yigal Naor)
Robert Bar-Dayan (as Albert Illouz)
Jonathan Rozen ...
Ziva (as Rotem Abuhav)
Tehila (as Rotem Zisman)
Nisso Kaviha ...
Bagin Yaish (as Nisso Khavia)
Miriam Eldad (as Rita Shukroon)
Teacher Tzvia (as Hilla Sorojon)
Gili Biton ...


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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3 April 2003 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi  »

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Grandfather Bar-Dayan: [to Ruhama in reference to Doron] He takes money from Shlomi without asking.
Ruhama Bar-Dayan: [busy getting ready for work] He'll pay him back.
Grandfather Bar-Dayan: He never pays him back. I do!
Ruhama Bar-Dayan: Then everything's all right, right?
Grandfather Bar-Dayan: Shlomi's your son, too, not only Doron.
Ruhama Bar-Dayan: Do me a favor and butt out.
Grandfather Bar-Dayan: You discriminate between them. All that talk about his kidneys. He's been healthy for five years now. Enough of your excuses, Ruhama.
Ruhama Bar-Dayan: Bardavan, I have a double-shift today, so don't bug me. I'm warning you.
Grandfather Bar-Dayan: What'll you do? Throw me out like...
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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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One of the best movies...
21 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

One of my favorite movies of all times, have seen it three times already. It does a great job of summing up the Isrelai walks of life, Israeli humor, and seriousness, and much of the problems Israelis go through. Universal theme of wanting to be accepted, and be accepted for who you are. Good subtle humor, and it's the charisma of the characters, that makes this movie magic, and says a lot about Isrlaei culture, and the irnonicness, contradictions, and humor, with a great actor in it, Oshri Cohen. I highly recommend it to anyone, and it's a movie perfect for practically anyone, family movie, boyfriend/girlfriend movie, and also says apart from Israeli culture, wanting to be accepted, most of all, how important family is, with all its diversity and imperfections.

Great great movie.

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