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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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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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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:
Hippie:Man, how does it feel to be free at last?
American Hippie Mike:Man, I feel really turned on.
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
All You Need Is Lunch, 29 December 2014
Author: wes-connors from Earth

Flying to Israel from New York City, American hippie and Vietnam War veteran Asher Tzarfati (as Mike) is picked up while hitchhiking, by attractive actress Lily Avidan (as Elizabeth). They almost get into an accident with two mute men in weird suits and chalk-white make-up. These men have been following Mr. Tzarfati around the world. After copulating at her place, the twosome enjoy a fun hippie lifestyle. They befriend another couple, Shmuel Wolf and Tzila Karney. The foursome end up on a deserted island paradise where they either go naked or wear tight bikinis...

The island is supposed to be a paradise, with plenty of freedom. However, after sex and frolicking, the quartet eventually find their food and transportation are gone. They are stranded and begin to act like the animals. Apparently, the outside world isn't going to let Amos Sefer's hippies obtain freedom without a fight. This is an allegorical story hampered by the fact that the characters we're supposed to like are so annoying, we're often rooting for them to get shot or run over. The dubbing and repetitive soundtrack are not helpful. The location footage is most appealing.

*** An American Hippie in Israel/ Ha-Trempist (1972) Amos Sefer ~ Asher Tzarfati, Lily Avidan, Shmuel Wolf, Tzila Karney

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