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3 April 2003 (Israel) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Oshri Cohen ... 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)

Igal Naor ... Headmaster Avihu (as Yigal Naor)

Albert Iluz ... Robert Bar-Dayan (as Albert Illouz)
Jonathan Rozen ... Doron Bar-Dayan

Rotem Abuhab ... Ziva (as Rotem Abuhav)

Assi Cohen ... Sasi

Rotem Zissman-Cohen ... 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 ... Moti
Nirit Drori ... Haifa Student
Yotam Schwimmer ... Haifa Student
Matan Grunseit ... Haifa Student with spiky hair (as Matan Greenzeit)
Rotem Sabag ... Abir
Maya Sabag ... Adir
Yuval Berger ... Landlord
Yehoshua Yamaguchi ... Japanese Soldier #1
Tzadok Hoshino ... Japenese Soldier #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ian Fisher ... Gil the shushing student (uncredited)

Directed by
Shemi Zarhin 
Writing credits
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Shemi Zarhin  written by

Produced by
Eitan Evan .... producer
Gadi Levy .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jonathan Bar-Giora 
Cinematography by
Itzik Portal (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Einat Glaser-Zarhin  (as Einat Glaser Zarhin)
Casting by
Esther Kling 
Production Design by
Ariel Glazer 
Art Direction by
Ariel Glazer 
Costume Design by
Inbal Shuki 
Makeup Department
Ofer Fridberg .... makeup artist
Shira Vanig .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Meir Sigura .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melina Karpovich .... second assistant director
Ruth Meiri .... third assistant director
Orna Nissenbaum .... first assistant director
Liron Zohar .... third assistant director
Art Department
Galit Aloni .... property master assistant
Benny Arbitman .... set dresser assistant
Mor Barak .... set dresser
Gila Cohen .... doll maker
Hanan Dadon .... assistant set decorator
Meir Dahan .... assistant set decorator
Manolo Schor .... property master
Micha Sela .... assistant set decorator
Sound Department
Israel David .... sound mixer
John Purcell .... dialogue editor
Ronen Savo .... sound effects editor
Eli Yarkoni .... sound mixer
Omri Yarkoni .... boom operator
Lee Zohar .... mix assistant (as Li Zohar)
Special Effects by
Pini Klavir .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Oren Arad .... focus puller
Yohai Atzmon .... first assistant camera
Yoav Hadashi .... electrician
Yoni Hamenachem .... still photographer
Ronen Idan .... best boy grip
Golan Kaveat .... key grip
Amos Lavi .... best boy grip
Shuki Paz .... gaffer
Gali Reshef .... gaffer
Toli Unger .... lighting technician
Ronen Yahalomi .... grip
Dror Zigman .... electrician
Casting Department
Gili Figerman .... casting assistant
Shirley Konsker .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hadas Grinfeld .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Dimitri Harchenko .... assistant editor
Music Department
Jonathan Bar-Giora .... musician: piano, keyboards (as Yonatan Bar-Giora)
Avi Ben Dov .... musician: guitars
Mirk Federneko .... musician: classical guitar
Oren Fried .... musician: percussions
Nitzan Raz El .... musician: violin
Yankal'e Segal .... musician: oud, bouzouki
Amir Shahaser .... musician: clarinet, ney
Shemi Zarhin .... musician: kanun, synth, additional keyboards
Transportation Department
Avi Cohen .... driver
Other crew
Osnat Bukoftzer .... public relations
Moshe Chingali .... caterer
Galit Even .... water girl
Niva Even .... water girl
Tomer Even .... production assistant
Ran Fields .... production assistant
Esther Kling .... script supervisor
Li Levy .... production coordinator
Yael Regev .... water girl
Sela Shiponi .... production assistant
François Vila .... press agent
Avital Abergel .... thanks (as Avital Oz)
Eitan Anner .... thanks
Nir Bergman .... thanks
Assi Esterkin .... thanks
Rahel Esterkin .... thanks
Michaela Ettinger .... special thanks
Dimitri Harchenko .... special thanks
Yair Lev .... special thanks
Ayelet Menahemi .... special thanks
Rina Mitrani .... thanks
Ron Ninio .... thanks (as Roni Ninio)
Kobi Oz .... thanks
Hamutal Sabag .... thanks
Stav Sabag .... thanks
Danny Shick .... thanks
Yoni Tabac .... special thanks
Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz .... thanks
Na'ama Zaltzman .... thanks
Daniel Zarhin .... special thanks
Rona Zarhin .... special thanks
Uri Zarhin .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ha-Kochavim Shel Shlomi" - Israel (original title)
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94 min
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
One of the best movies..., 21 April 2007
Author: emilyburd from United States

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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