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Liebesleben (2007)

A married young academic falls under the sexual thrall of a much older man whose air of jaded ennui conceals a secret desire for vengeance...

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Ya'ara (as Netta Garti)
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Arie (as Rade Sherbedgia)
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Hannah
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Leon
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Joni
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Nathan (as Arie Moskona)
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Josephine
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Dean Ross
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Shira
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Arie's niece
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Driver who kills the cat
Leonie Kranzle ...
Kenneth
Shlomit Mandel ...
Driver's girlfriend
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Librarian
Esther Zewko ...
Parent's close friend
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A married young academic falls under the sexual thrall of a much older man whose air of jaded ennui conceals a secret desire for vengeance...

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Ya'ara: I'm ruining my life and you're dying from boredom.
Arie: You're hungry and I'm full.
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Pointless superficial artsy movie
24 November 2007 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

This movie is certainly not worth watching. A pointless story about sex (and not love as the title suggests) is compounded by flat characters that populate a beautifully shot picture. While the scenery is very nice, the lack of skillful narration and superficial acting leave the movie goer empty. The storyline also sometimes gets lost so that I had the urge to leave the movie theater at times and wished the movie would end soon. The story tells of a married woman who falls for an old man because he is attractive. However, this attraction seems to be merely physical. Why would a woman give up her life for the mere thrill of sex? The movie shows that all the characters have some kind of psychological problem (be it the woman's obsession or the other characters' emotionless behavior). Even when the main character's father cries, this show of emotion seems shallow and fails to convince the viewer. In the end, this is a movie that aims to make the viewer think but fails because it makes one feel hopelessly lost in pointless dribble.


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