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Director:
Writers:
Baruch Verthaim (english dialogue)
Amos Sefer (script)
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Release Date:
1972 (Israel) See more »
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Tagline:
Right-On! See more »
Plot:
Incited by a disillusioned young man who has decided to flee from civilization, a group of 4 people... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
If you enjoy laughing AT a tedious film with stoned friends, this might just be for you. See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Asher Tzarfati ... Mike
Shmuel Wolf ... Komo
Lily Avidan ... Elizabeth (as Lilli Avidan)
Tzila Karney ... Françoise (as Tsilla Karny)
Fran Liberman-Avni ... Singer
Suzan Devor ... Singer

Directed by
Amos Sefer 
 
Writing credits
Baruch Verthaim (english dialogue) (as H.B. Wertheim)

Amos Sefer (script)

Produced by
Amatsia Hiuni .... producer
Amos Sefer .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Nachum Heiman 
 
Cinematography by
Ya'ackov Kallach  (as Jacob Kallach)
 
Film Editing by
Amos Sefer (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Kuli Sander 
 
Costume Design by
Tami Mor  (as Tami Morr)
 
Makeup Department
Daisy Goren .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Moshe Berman .... assistant production manager
Avshalom Sela .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Stodel .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Moshe Blum .... construction coordinator
Moshe Flechter .... property master
 
Sound Department
Bambi Ben-Bassat .... sound
Stephan Daley .... studio recording
Hans-Walter Kramski .... sound effects editor (as Kramsky)
Zalman Nachtigal .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Francesco Batyar .... chief electrician
Sami Gratushka .... assistant camera
Samuel Levi .... key grip (as Shmuel Levi)
Ahron Nissim .... lighting technician (as Ahron 'Nitchko' Nissim)
Avshalom Sela .... still photographer
Yacob Shvili .... lighting technician
Avraham Leibman .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Zeon Davush .... animator (as Zion Devush)
 
Editorial Department
Galiah Bukszpan .... assistant editor (as Galia Bukszpan)
Carmit Kokashvili .... assistant editor
Lea Noyman .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Moshe Osherovitz .... composer: dance music
 
Other crew
Zeon Davush .... titles (as Zion Devush)
George Jessel .... presenter
Jay Koller .... public relations
Jeanette Nae .... script girl (as Jeannette Nae)
Doly Wolman .... production secretary (as Dolly Wolman)
Joseph Zilkha .... lab manager
 
Thanks
Zohar Baram .... this film could not be made without the help of
Jackson of Eilat .... this film could not be made without the help of
Yosef Gal .... this film could not be made without the help of
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ha-Trempist" - Israel (original title)
"The Hitch Hiker" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
95 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film deliberately avoids specifying the locale, substituting "your country" and "you people" for Israel.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: The list of people and organizations without whom the film could not have been made mentions "The Port Autorities of Tel Aviv."See more »
Quotes:
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...See more »

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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
If you enjoy laughing AT a tedious film with stoned friends, this might just be for you., 17 August 2014
Author: PKazee from New York

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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I made a Tropes Page for it mariafan
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Right up there with gems like "She Freak"! noelani54
I've seen this and it's definitely worth a watch. fiimtrash
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