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Ha-Trempist (1972)

R | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1972 (Israel)
Incited by a disillusioned young man who has decided to flee from civilization, a group of 4 people go searching for freedom and happiness on an isolated island . When their boat goes ... See full summary »

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Elizabeth (as Lilli Avidan)
Tzila Karney ...
Françoise (as Tsilla Karny)
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Incited by a disillusioned young man who has decided to flee from civilization, a group of 4 people go searching for freedom and happiness on an isolated island . When their boat goes astray and they are left without food, their animal instincts take over, bringing the film to its catastrophic end. Written by BFI

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The Long Lost Early '70's Psychedelic Classic (2009 re-release) See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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R
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An American Hippie in Israel  »

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$60,000 (estimated)
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The film deliberately avoids specifying the locale, substituting "your country" and "you people" for Israel. See more »

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The list of people and organizations without whom the film could not have been made mentions "The Port Autorities of Tel Aviv." See more »

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American Hippie Mike: The day of reckoning will come!
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All of the regular acting and technical credits are in the beginning. The only closing credits are a list of those people and organizations without whom the film could not have been made. See more »

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If you enjoy laughing AT a tedious film with stoned friends, this might just be for you.
17 August 2014 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I believe that Markastzm's review gets everything right, except one very thing. Indeed, he is correct that the mimes and the sharks both represent "The Man", and also that the film does not refute hippie ideals, but rather shows the unrelenting glee "The Man" takes in squashing those embracing those ideals. Markastzm is wrong, however, when he states that "Neither the characters, the actors, nor the director take themselves too seriously". There is an interview with two of the actors on the blu-ray disc and they indicate that took all of this very seriously, and that - to some extent - they all naively thought they were making a important statement. And it is precisely this that makes this film such a jaw-droppingly WTF oddity. Tedious to no end, but also fun in the right mindset with the right group of friends.


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