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Sweet Mud (2006)

Adama Meshuga'at (original title)
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

Cast overview:
Tomer Steinhof ...
Dvir
Ronit Yudkevitz ...
Miri
Shai Avivi ...
Avraham
Pini Tavger ...
Eyal
Gal Zaid ...
Shimshon
Henri Garcin ...
Stephan
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Maya (as Daniel Kitsis)
Idit Tzur ...
Hanna
Yosef Carmon ...
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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21 September 2006 (Israel)  »

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Crazy Mud  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Written by Levi Ben-Amitay
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Captivating and emotional yet political by nature
31 May 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The cinematography in this film is somewhat fantastic. For this I feel the production team really succeeded and proved that amongst other international contemporary film makers, Israel can too present a film that is aesthetically pleasing.

In the director's cut, Dror Shaul claims that the film is of 'one boys vision' of his own current affairs and that there are no political views that hide behind the surface of the film. I disagree with this statement and although I have never experienced a Kibbutz before I am able to understand that this film takes on a very one-sided stance of the system, propaganda and regime of the kibbutz. Shaul fails to balance out the film and portrays it as an obsolete institute of total corrupt. He paints the opposite of an idealistic vision over it and I feel this might cause a bit of controversy amongst previous or current kibbutz members.

The story line is emotional. It really seems as though the director, team and actors have put a lot of effort and time into producing a story which is captivating yet subjective, submitting a senseful and sensitive drama which encourages the viewer to follow and react in accordance to the actors emotions.

It is a film to watch and certainly one of the greats of upcoming contemporary Israeli cinema.


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