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1972 (Israel) See more »
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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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If you enjoy laughing AT a tedious film with stoned friends, this might just be for you. See more (5 total) »


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Directed by
Amos Sefer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Amos Sefer  written by

Produced by
Amatsia Hiuni .... producer
Amos Sefer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Nachum Heiman 
Cinematography by
Ya'ackov Kallach 
Film Editing by
Amos Sefer 
Art Direction by
Kuli Sander 
Costume Design by
Tami Mor 
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 .... props
Sound Department
Bambi Ben-Bassat .... sound
Hans-Walter Kramski .... sound effects editor
Zalman Nachtigal .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Sami Gratushka .... assistant camera
Avraham Leibman .... gaffer
Samuel Levi .... key grip
Ahron Nissim .... lighting technician
Avshalom Sela .... still photographer
Yacob Shvili .... lighting technician
Editorial Department
Galiah Bukszpan .... assistant editor
Carmit Kokashvili .... assistant editor
Lea Noyman .... assistant editor
Other crew
Doly Wolman .... production secretary

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Also Known As:
"Ha-Trempist" - Israel (original title)
"The Hitch Hiker" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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95 min
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The film deliberately avoids specifying the locale, substituting "your country" and "you people" for Israel.See more »
American Hippie Mike:You will be doomed, you will destroy yourself at your own hand.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
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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