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Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash, and tries to keep her mother Ruthie from returning to streetwalking in Tel... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Dana Ivgy ...
Or
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Ruthie
Meshar Cohen ...
Ido
Katia Zinbris ...
Rachel (as Katia Zimbris)
Shmuel Edelman ...
Shmuel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shaul Ezer ...
Haim
Tzhai Hanan ...
Avi
Yuval Segal ...
Party Host
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Prostitute
Siyalit Tamir ...
School Careers Adviser
Sarit Vino-Elad ...
Iris
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Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash, and tries to keep her mother Ruthie from returning to streetwalking in Tel Aviv. Ruthie calls Or "my treasure," but Ruthie is a burden. She's just out of hospital, weak, and Or has found her a job as a house cleaner. The call of the quick money on the street is tough for Ruthie to ignore. Or's emotions roil further when the mother of the youth she's in love with comes to the flat to warn her off. With love fading and Ruthie perhaps beyond help, Or's choices narrow. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$5,022 (USA) (3 June 2005)

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$28,894 (USA) (16 September 2005)
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When prostitutes are people
10 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A story about people, women, which strikes at the heart. A tale which explores the life of a prostitute, and her daughter destined to follow along her path. A camera which skirts around the bodies of the characters. A vision that is intimate, yet distant, non-judgmental. The wasting away of the female flesh, and the reflection of the daughter in the mother, the mother in the daughter. How hopes and dreams begin to whither in the face of circumstance, and how difficult day to day life can be. A beautiful film which elegantly avoid the banalities and triteness of any political statement, yet explores a subject which is inherently political. A must-see if nothing more than for the skillful and intelligent camera.


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