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Release Date:
28 June 2007 (Israel) See more »
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Love. Longing. Magic. (USA)
Plot:
Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living... See more » | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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Nothing is what it seems and that's why this film rocks See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Sarah Adler ... Batia
Nikol Leidman ... Girl
Gera Sandler ... Michael
Noa Knoller ... Keren
Ma-nenita De Latorre ... Joy
Zaharira Harifai ... Malka
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tsipor Aizen ... Tamar
Bruria Albeck ... Relly
Ilanit Ben-Yaakov ... Galia
Binos ... Fille

Assi Dayan ... Eldad
Miri Fabian ... Nili
Natasha Geffen ... La petite fille
Shira Geffen ... Receptionniste
Shosha Goren ... Tikva

Tzahi Grad ... Police Man
Johnathan Gurfinkel ... Amir
Amir Harel ... Doctor
Tami Harel ... Nurse
Yitzhak Hizkiya ... Eytan
Lev Kerel
Dror Keren ... Taxi-Driver
Efraim Keret ... Ice seller
Etgar Keret ... Manager
Arik Kneler
Menachem Lang ... Rabbin
Gidéon Levi ... Docteur 2
Tal Lifshitz ... La mère
Efrat Mishori ... Hamlet
Naama Nisim ... Neomi
Rina Padwa
Odid Perah ... D J
Leila Pourcel
Shalom Shmuelov ... Menachem
Amos Shoov ... Eyal

Zohar Shtrauss ... Le père
Yali Sobol ... Amir
Liron Vaisman ... Shiri

Directed by
Shira Geffen 
Etgar Keret 
 
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Shira Geffen 

Produced by
Yael Fogiel .... producer
Laetitia Gonzalez .... producer
Amir Harel .... producer
Ayelet Kait .... producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Bowen 
Grégoire Hetzel 
 
Cinematography by
Antoine Héberlé 
 
Film Editing by
Sascha Franklin 
François Gédigier 
 
Casting by
Esther Kling 
 
Production Design by
Avi Fahima 
 
Costume Design by
Li Alembik 
 
Production Management
Johan Broutin .... assistant production manager
Mathieu Cabanes .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Aviv Aldema .... sound mixer
Olivier Dô Hùu .... sound
Neal Gibbs .... foley editor
John Purcell .... dialogue editor
Gil Segal .... foley artist
Gil Toren .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Nitzan Roiy .... compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ehab Assal .... first assistant camera
 
Other crew
Efrat Bigger .... production coordinator: additional photography
Ella Harel .... production coordinator
Penina Mezei .... script supervisor
Doron Suliman .... preparation: Film Lab
 

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Also Known As:
"Jellyfish" - International (English title) (literal title)
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78 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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The ice-cream vendor is played by the father of co-director Etgar Keret.See more »

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5 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Nothing is what it seems and that's why this film rocks, 27 July 2008
Author: Ari Herzog from United States

Nikol Leidman is spectacular. Near the beginning of Meduzot, she plays a 5-year-old girl who walks out of the Mediterranean Sea onto a Tel Aviv beach wearing a flotation device around her waist. She may as well be naked. She doesn't speak but her wide-open and captivating eyes convey all that needs to be said.

The girl befriends Batia, a 20-something woman with family problems, a job she hates, and a forgotten past. Social rules don't apply to Batia and the girl, as even the police don't place missing children on their list of priorities.

One day, Batia literally runs into Joy, a Filipino woman who speaks English but is learning Hebrew while freelancing as a caregiver. Joy tries to help Malka recover from a hospital stay but Malka appears mean but that's only because of her relationship with her daughter. Nothing's what it seems.

The hospital where Malka stayed is also where Keren was treated after she slammed her leg into the bathroom floor when trying to climb over a locked toilet stall on her wedding night. She and her new husband Michael stay at the famous Dan Hotel but the only beach-facing suite is taken by a mysterious woman who is writing a novel. Or is she? Walking out of the movie theater, I thought a lot about Meduzot and the translucent nature of jellyfish. The husband-and-wife filmmakers could have provided extra footage and explained more connections between the characters and put questions to rest with who the girl from the sea really is, but why spoil anything? I liked it fine the way it was.

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