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The Matchmaker (2010)

Once I Was (original title)
During the summer of 1968 a teenage boy goes to work for a matchmaker who has survived the Holocaust - both their lives are forever altered.

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Credited cast:
Adir Miller ...
Maya Dagan ...
Clara Epstein
Tuval Shafir ...
Arik Burstein
Dror Keren ...
Meir the Librarian
Dov Navon ...
Yozi Burstein
Yarden Bar-Kochba ...
Nili Burstein
Neta Porat ...
Tamara
Bat-El Papura ...
Sylvia
Kobi Faraj ...
Moshe Abadi
Yael Levental ...
Tikva Abadi
Tom Gal ...
Benny Abadi
Eyal Shehter ...
Arik Burstein - Adult
Ya'ackov Bodo ...
Adv. Segalson
Eli Yatzpan ...
Uncle Nadgi
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Shira Alfandari ...
The Rabbi's wife
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During the summer of 1968 a teenage boy goes to work for a matchmaker who has survived the Holocaust - both their lives are forever altered.

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He gets you what you need, not what you want!

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17 August 2012 (USA)  »

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A házasságközvetítõ  »

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$2,150,000 (estimated)
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This is what I'm talking' about...!!!
8 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

THIS is how movies should be made -- but all to often are not...! When it comes to the movies that have been coming out in the past 30-plus years, but most especially the past 15 years, I pretty much have lost my appetite for film-watching as a hobby. Fortunately, there are some exceptions to the rule, the THE MATCHMAKER, set in Israel, is one of them! Forget the Hollywood formula flicks, special effects, "cool" creeps and so much in recent films that have all but ruined movies for me. Once in a while, when I have just about lost all hope, I can still find a jewel like this film.

I'm not going to tell you anything about it, except that it is "all that," without the vulgarities that run rampant in films today or the philosophical slants that try to convince the viewer that black is white and white is black. Nope. It's just excellent -- the story line, the cinematography, the acting, the settings. Just plain excellent. BRAVO!


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