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Or (My Treasure) (2004)
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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 ...
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Ruthie
Meshar Cohen ...
Ido
Katia Zinbris ...
Rachel (as Katia Zimbris)
Shmuel Edelman ...
Shmuel
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Shaul Ezer ...
Haim
Tzhai Hanan ...
Avi
Yuval Segal ...
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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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16 September 2004 (Israel)  »

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

Gross:

$28,894 (USA) (16 September 2005)
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outstanding in its simplicity
9 March 2005 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Get ready for a raw, gritty look at prostitution and how some end up there. While the plot is uncomplicated, the film is unrelenting -- you won't crack so much as a smile; no humor whatsoever here. The story of a prostitute and her teenage daughter is powerfully told. The daughter, predictably, runs the household and has to mother the hopelessly irresponsible mother. They barely get by with the help of the neighbors, who are also the owners of a diner where the daughter works part-time. It's a slice-of-life drama that, while it takes place in Israel, could easily take place anywhere where low expectations meet low self-esteem. Be warned: It doesn't leave you upon leaving the theater.


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