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Antarctica (2008)

R | | Drama, Romance | 2008 (Israel)
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In two days, Omer will hit a milestone; his 30th birthday. Like many his age, he hasn't found himself. But then Omer is hardly looking. Instead he chooses to loose himself among the stacks ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ofer Regirer ...
Boaz
Guy Zoaretz ...
Ronen (as Guy Zo-Aretz)
Yuval Raz ...
Miki
Yiftach Mizrahi ...
Danny
Oshri Sahar ...
Eitan
Tomer Ilan ...
Omer
Lucy Dubinchik ...
Shirley
Yael Deckelbaum ...
Yael
Liat Ekta ...
Michal (as Liat Akta)
Shirli Salomon ...
Shirli (as Shirli Solomon)
Noam Huberman ...
Shoshana / Amram (as Miss Laila Carry)
Rivka Neuman ...
Matilda Rose
Dvir Benedek ...
Tzachy
Dina Limon ...
Mrs. Abramovich
Tamar Yerushalmi ...
Suzi the hairdresser
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In two days, Omer will hit a milestone; his 30th birthday. Like many his age, he hasn't found himself. But then Omer is hardly looking. Instead he chooses to loose himself among the stacks of books at the local library, where he works. It is a respite from real life. From time to time he goes on blind dates. He meets Danny on one of his dates. 20 years old and full of enthusiasm, Danny dreams of becoming a dancer. Shirley, Omer's little sister, has her own problems. Aside from being Omer's greatest annoyance, she is in an unconventional relationship with, Michal, owner of the city's hippest coffeehouse and her boss. Just when it seems that Omer has completely lost his spark and all seems lost, Enter Ronen, the handsome journalist who ignites the flame Omer has been seeking. Everyone is hoping for a change. They are waiting for the light. The light that will thaw their frozen hearts. But only one person has the answer, Matilda Rose, the alien loving best-selling novelist can solve the ... Written by Yair Hochner

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Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Antarctica ...lässt Herzen schmelzen  »

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$1,385 (USA) (29 August 2008)

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$21,445 (USA) (12 June 2009)
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A decent watch. I am surprised no one commented on it here
14 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film in the Philadelphia gay and lesbian film festival. I thought it was a pretty decent movie.

The film starts with a guy bringing different men every night in his apartment. Every man has shown to be with some peculiar features. After first five minutes the film moves 3 years and starts showing life of few people in the city of Tel Aviv some of whom eventually turn out to be men whom this character sleeps with. Omer, a young guy soon to turn 30 works as a librarian and is looking for his love. He meets Danny for a blind date which goes well but he thinks that Danny is too young for him. Danny lives with Ronen, his ex-boyfriend who is a journalist and often visits the library. Omer and Ronen have noticed each other. Then we have Shirley, Omer's little sister. Aside from being Omer's greatest annoyance, she is in an unconventional relationship with, Michal, owner of the city's hippest coffeehouse and her boss. She breaks u her wedding with Michal at the last moment because she wants to travel the world specially Antarctica. Omer's best friend goes on a date with Ronen and have god time and sex. One day in library Ronen invite Omer to go with him to a meeting They realize that they have lots in common with each other but cant do anything about it. Finally the day comes when Omer's mother invites Omer, Shirley, Michal and Omer's friend for his birthday. His friend invites along Ronen and thats where Omer and Ronen realize that they are meant for each other. There are some side stories about Danny, his 3 year old hook up and now his dance instructor and about a crazy writer who believes that aliens talk to her. The film ends with how some people win their love and how some people are just left alone.

The performances in the film were really good. I thought it was something different but the only problem was there were too many characters and their relationship with each other became confusing after a certain point. Ronen was very hot looking and Omer was like the boy next door. I thought he was cute to. The film was with good production values. Its hard to point any flaws in the movie but at the same time it did not make me clap for it.

Another time, another day, I might watch it again.


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