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Adama Meshuga'at (2006)

Set in mid-70's, 12-year old Dvir Avni navigates between the equality values of his home-born Kibbutz and the relationship with his undermined mother, whom the Kibbutz members will to denounce.

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Cast overview:
Tomer Steinhof ...
Dvir
Ronit Yudkevitz ...
Miri
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Avraham
Pini Tavger ...
Eyal
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Shimshon
Henri Garcin ...
Stephan
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Maya (as Daniel Kitsis)
Idit Tzur ...
Hanna
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Zvi
Sharon Zuckerman ...
Etty
Rivka Neuman ...
Zila (as Rika Nueman)
Ami Weil ...
Uzi
Hila Ofer ...
Linda
Omer Berger ...
Ronen
Natan Sgan-Cohen ...
Avi
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Set in mid-70's, 12-year old Dvir Avni navigates between the equality values of his home-born Kibbutz and the relationship with his undermined mother, whom the Kibbutz members will to denounce.

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Interesting exploration of life on the kibbutz
6 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think that it is unfair to say that this film is a vehicle to question the justification for a Jewish state, as the reviewer above notes. The film is a stark examination of the social and cultural pressures operating within the closed community of the kibbutz collective. No doubt, the response to the main character's illness both from the collective and from the individuals of the community receives harsh treatment here, but I fail to see this as a global condemnation of Israeli society. The main characters unraveling and her family's attempts to deal with this are very well done and the treatment is sincere and thoughtful. It's hard to believe that the story takes place as recently as 1974.Hadn't we come farther than that by then?


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