Shlomo who discovers in his son's Assaf room, women's clothing and accessories, decides to 'teach the boy a lesson'. When Assaf returns to his parents' home on a rainy night from a party, ... See full summary »

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Shlomo who discovers in his son's Assaf room, women's clothing and accessories, decides to 'teach the boy a lesson'. When Assaf returns to his parents' home on a rainy night from a party, his attempts to enter home fail. His father, with the silent consent of his mother, locked the door. At present, 4 years later, Gallia turns to an investigation agency to help her find her son Assaf and bring him to Shlomo, his father who is dying of cancer. One night, at a night club in Tel Aviv, Assaf is seen performing as a beautiful transgender lady singer who goes by the name of Anna. After a few days a private nurse turns up at Shlomo's room at the hospital, sent as she claims by the insurance agency to assist Shlomo. The nurse is Anna (his son Assaf) and she manages to conquer Shlomo's heart by her charming personality and her special attitude toward life. Written by Anonymous

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Subtle film with a universal theme
20 December 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I wish this film would be seen more widely. It is about how a family reconciles itself to a son (Assaf) who is a transsexual but it could be any kind of non-criminal behaviour that the relatives find objectionable. The mother, the father and even a slightly twisted uncle have difficulties accepting Assaf's decision and new life as a woman. The acting is superb as each supporting character, including a detective who blow's the son's cover story, comes to grips with the new reality.

Although the story has a universal message, there is one subtlety of the Hebrew language that s non-Hebrew speaker must know to appreciate how well this film is constructed. In Hebrew, "you" for a man (atah) is different for than "you" for a woman (at). This extends to "you" as an object in a sentence (otchah/otach). Hopefully my crummy Hebrew got that right. I have found that Israelis can become quite snotty (even more than usual) when addressed incorrectly.

The English subtitles try to convey Anna (formerly Assaf)'s discomfort at being addressed as a man. However, the subtitles fail the non-Hebrew speaker at the moment when Anna's mother finally addresses Anna as "at".

With that little Hebrew lesson in mind, I highly recommend this film to anyone.


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