MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 15,387 this week

The Exchange (2011)
"Hahithalfut" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  19 April 2012 (Israel)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 198 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 34 critic

A family man becomes obsessed with looking at his own life out of context.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 94 titles
created 29 Feb 2012
 
a list of 333 titles
created 12 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 40 titles
created 16 May 2013
 
a list of 268 titles
created 24 May 2014
 
a list of 32 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Exchange" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Exchange (2011)

The Exchange (2011) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Exchange.
1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story takes place in Haifa, Israel, in 1979, during three days before the Shabbat. A young woman trying to raise three children, work from home, and observe the strict Moroccan ... See full summary »

Directors: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
Stars: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Gilbert Melki
Broken Wings (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.

Director: Nir Bergman
Stars: Orly Silbersatz Banai, Maya Maron, Nitai Gvirtz
Late Marriage (2001)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be ... See full summary »

Director: Dover Koshashvili
Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Ronit Elkabetz, Moni Moshonov
Beaufort (2007)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of a group of Israeli soldiers stationed in an outpost prior to the withdrawal of forces of 2000.

Director: Joseph Cedar
Stars: Alon Aboutboul, Adi Adouan, Yaakov Ahimeir
Policeman (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A member of an Israeli anti-terrorist unit clashes with a group of young radicals.

Director: Nadav Lapid
Stars: Yiftach Klein, Yaara Pelzig, Michael Moshonov
The Wonders (2013)
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The complex relationship between a Jerusalem street artist and a mysterious, modern-day prophet being held prisoner in an abandoned apartment across the alleyway.

Director: Avi Nesher
Stars: Adir Miller, Ori Hizkiah, Yehuda Levi
The Exchange IV (2014)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Rankin
Stars: Vanessa Kirby, Robert Sheehan
Halbschatten (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Merle follows the invitation of her lover to spend the summer in the South of France. She is surprised to find only his children in the summer house. Did she expect more than she should have? An ambiguous summer full of silent desire.

Director: Nicolas Wackerbarth
Stars: Anne Ratte-Polle, Leonard Proxauf, Emma Bading
Shabatot VeHagim (1999–2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Yaël Abecassis, Romi Aboulafia, Alon Aboutboul
The Exchange I (2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Lydia is in anguish over her breakup with Frank. Haunted, sleepless, and desperate, she agrees to a blind date set up by a friend. The man she meets, a handsome actor, is used to having ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Arnold, Audrey Krief, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Maryne Bertieaux, Massimiliano Belsito, Françoise Guiol
Edut (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Palestinian testimonies collected after the second Intifada revealed a harsh daily life reality that, for Israelis, had always belonged to the "others" - the Palestinians - and hence was ... See full summary »

Director: Shlomi Elkabetz
Stars: Dekel Adin, Reymonde Amsallem, Roy Assaf
The Exchange IX (2014)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The Exchange is a simple story told through musical performance. This experimental documentary re-imagines the composition as a film. Set in an immigrant family's home in the Bronx, on a ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Dechiazza
Stars: Andrea Mazzariello
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Oded
Sharon Tal ...
Tami
Dov Navon ...
Yoav
Shirli Deshe ...
Yael
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shiri Ashkenazi ...
Adi
Edit

Storyline

A family man becomes obsessed with looking at his own life out of context.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

19 April 2012 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

The Exchange  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Handke-Haneke-esque exploration of the idea of observation.
16 April 2013 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I've seen a lot of films in recent years that seem to come from the Michael Haneke School of detached, forensic, precise observation of the lives of the characters. In a few cases, this style is married with an off-beat, slightly surreal comedy, something I associate with Haneke's fellow Austrian, Peter Handke. I'm thinking of this film, and of DOGTOOTH, by Lanthimos. Both DOGTOOTH and the EXCHANGE have a wry, ironic but very original way of looking at the world. In the EXCHANGE, the lead character undergoes some kind of breakdown that is also a transformation; he can no longer look at life in a "normal" way, he begins to see unusual patterns in things, he begins to observe things differently, and to be aware of himself observing things, observing the observer; something that surely echoes with his work as a physicist, where it is now clear that the fact of observing phenomena actually changes their state. Although Kolirin doesn't seem to know where to go with this idea (the ending is good, but not exciting) this provides a fascinating, funny and weird cinema experience... thought-provoking and odd.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Exchange (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?