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Tehilim (2007)

A family in Jerusalem is torn apart by the mysterious disappearance of their father after a tragic car accident.

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Cast

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Menachem
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Alma
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Eli
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Shmuel
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Aharon
Reut Lev ...
Deborah
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yonathan Alster ...
David
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Orna
Dov Berkovitz ...
Rabbi
Avital Blum ...
Dvora's friend
Jonathan Carlsson ...
Sasha
Avi Elmalich ...
Military police patrol
Nir Farida ...
Meneghem's friend
Avia Gaon ...
Dvora's friend
Robert Hoening ...
Sergeant Kaufman
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In contemporary Jerusalem, a small Jewish family leads an ordinary life until following a car accident, the father mysteriously disappears. They all deal with his absence and the difficulties of everyday life as best they can. While the adults take refuge in silence or traditions, the two children, Menachem and David, seek their own way to find their father... Written by NMH

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10 April 2008 (USA)  »

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€600,000 (estimated)
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Michael Moshonov, who stars in the film, is the son of Israeli actor Moni Moshonov. Both this film and We Own the Night (2007), in which Moni appears, were selected for competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Thus, father and son have films competing against each other. See more »

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amazing study of characters in crisis
24 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tehilim is a great film, no question about it. It is a minute of examination of the different ways in which characters react to a crisis. Though the film is small in scale it is nothing short of riveting. At the end you realize that, though the distance traveled is very small and enormous amount has happened.

The lead actor, teen-aged Michael Moshonov, broods and lurks about the screen desperately searching for a focus for his anger at his vanished father. Truth seems to be Nadjari's motivation and he focuses his lens on the minutia of his characters' movements, revealing their inner struggles in a way reminiscent of Chekov. In a world overrun with films of artifice and manufactured drama it is so wonderful to discover a film that resists falsehoods and breathes truth.

Definitely look this film up and see it!


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