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Meduzot (2007)

Unrated | | Drama | 28 June 2007 (Israel)
Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Sarah Adler ...
Nikol Leidman ...
Girl
Gera Sandler ...
Michael
Noa Knoller ...
Keren
Ma-nenita De Latorre ...
Joy
Zaharira Harifai ...
Malka
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Tsipor Aizen ...
Bruria Albeck ...
Ilanit Ben-Yaakov ...
Binos ...
Fille
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Miri Fabian ...
Natasha Geffen ...
La petite fille
Shira Geffen ...
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Shosha Goren ...
Tikva
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Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life. Batya, a catering waitress, takes in a young child apparently abandoned at a local beach. Batya is one of the servers at the wedding reception of Keren, a young bride who breaks her leg in trying to escape from a locked toilet stall, which ruins her chance at a romantic honeymoon in the Caribbean. One of the guests is Joy, a Philippine chore woman attending the event with her employer, and who doesn't speak any Hebrew (she communicates mainly in English), and who is guilt-ridden after having left her young son behind in the Philippines. Written by Anonymous

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Love. Longing. Magic. (USA)

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28 June 2007 (Israel)  »

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Les méduses  »

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,352 (USA) (4 April 2008)

Gross:

$340,906 (USA) (19 September 2008)
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During a screening of the film in Albany, New York, in 2009, co-director Etgar Keret stated that the title of the film is a reference to the fact that jellyfish drift in the sea and do not have much control over their fate or direction. See more »

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Beautifully made film without a plot
6 September 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When the film started I got the feeling this was going to be something special. The acting and camera work were undoubtedly good. I also liked the characters and could have grown to empathise with them. The film had a good atmosphere and there was a hint of fantasy.

However, as the film went on, the plot never appeared to takeoff and just rolled on scene by scene. I was unable to understand the connection between the stories. All I could see was the characters occasionally bumping into each other and references to ships in bottles. Without that connection, I was just left with a few unremarkable short stories.

Am surprised it did so well at Cannes


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