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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 »



(english dialogue) (as H.B. Wertheim), (script)

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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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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi




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1972 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

An American Hippie in Israel  »

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$60,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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The film deliberately avoids specifying the locale, substituting "your country" and "you people" for Israel. See more »


The action begins with a scene set in the passenger cabin of an airliner. The title character (the American hippie) is sitting in a window seat, taking in the view seen from the very large, oval panoramic window next to his seat. The very large, oval panoramic window (about 4 x larger than a standard passenger cabin window) was a distinctive feature of the Vickers Viscount turboprop airliner. But the plane that arrives at the airport and from which the hippie disembarks is a Douglas DC-7 or a Boeing 707 turbojet with small, standard sized passenger cabin windows. See more »


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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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Pretty boring stuff
16 January 2015 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I supposed that the few hippies who bothered to see "An American Hippie In Israel" during its theatrical release probably reacted with a "far out!" at the time. But I think that if those same people were to see the movie today, they would wonder, "What were we thinking?" It's a real head-scratcher of a movie. For a long time, there seems to be no real plot, just people going place to place and occasionally taking off their clothes. Then it turns into a weird story of people stuck on a desert island. I don't have a good idea what the point of this movie was supposed to be. It seems aimless, and there are things like the two pursuers of the title figure that are never explained. There is some nice Israeli scenery, but a good look only goes a little way in a movie

  • you need a good story and well-written characters as well, and this

movie simply doesn't have those two important things.

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