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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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$2,150,000 (estimated)
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One of the best Israelies movies ever.
24 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

Sensitive, funny and smart. This movie stay with you days after watching. The directing is accurate and Adir Miller is great as the main actor (The match maker). The story really reflects the life in Israel in the late 60s' and early 70s'. The sad story of the holocaust survivors, combined with the stories of those Jews who were born in Israel, and those who immigrated from other countries rather then from Europe, or those who immigrated before WWII is shown in a very delicate way through the story of a young teenager and the matchmaker. The movie also raises some interesting moral issues and as said, It leaves you to think about it days afterwards. Great movie!!!


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