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An American Hippie in Israel (1972)

Ha-Trempist (original title)
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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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 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: A push on the button and we are forced to run to our deaths, a push on the button and we shoot people, a push on the button and we are turned into wild animals. You fools stop pushing buttons, you Fools! Fools... Fools...
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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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