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19 July 2012 (Israel) See more »
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The Dealers tells the story of Rami and Avishay, 27 years old friends that share an apartment in a small Jerusalem neighborhood... See more » | Add synopsis »
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4 nominations See more »
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The unwatchables
 (From eyeforfilm.co.uk. 22 July 2012, 4:00 PM, PDT)

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Cast

 

Alon Aboutboul ... Sagi
Moshe Ashkenazi ... Yair the Drug Dealer
Rami Davidoff ... Rami

Abdallah El Akal
Yaron Elbaum ... Shalom Kavesa
Michal Gavrielov ... Getprik
Dror Geva ... Amir

Tzahi Grad ... Tzvika
Rami Kashy ... Yaniv
Itzik Konfino ... David
Zevulun Mosheashvili

Yuval Scharf ... Hava
Danny Steg ... Hassid

Itay Turgeman ... Avishai
Oren Yadger ... Shaul
Dror Ziv ... Itzik

Directed by
Oded Davidoff (head director)
 
Writing credits
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Sagi Azulay 
Rami Davidoff 

Produced by
Leon Edery .... producer
Moshe Edery .... producer
David Mandil .... producer
Lee Shira .... post production producer
 
Original Music by
Ran Shem-Tov 
 
Cinematography by
Yaron Scharf 
 
Film Editing by
Isaac Sehayek 
 
Production Design by
Arad Sawat 
 
Costume Design by
Maya Mor 
 
Sound Department
Yuval Bar-on .... sound effects editor
Tomer Koren .... sound designer
Lior Ron .... adr recordist
Wilmont Schulze .... foley artist
Alon Shapira .... boom operator
Lee Zohar .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Roy Alter .... vfx artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Adva Shoua .... clapper loader
 
Editorial Department
Szabolcs Barta .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Other crew
Lee Shira .... post production supervisor
 

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Can you root for a lost generation?, 21 July 2012
Author: Nozz from Israel

Maybe because most Israeli films need a subsidy from the same government panel, sometimes they come out quite alike. Released only a couple of weeks after GOD'S NEIGHBORS, THE DEALERS is also about young fellows who never stop smoking cannabis and one of whom is involved with a girl whose lifestyle is incompatible with theirs. The former film made a point of being set in Bat Yam, the latter makes a point of being set in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot. Ramot is a residential neighborhood, not on the tourist route although at one time tourists used to come to see the odd experimental beehive-like housing development which is (still) set into the side of a hill there. In GOD'S NEIGHBORS, the protagonists' driving motivation was to do the Lord's will and keep the neighborhood free of bad influences, and there were a couple of wise rabbis on hand to hint that violence was not the way to do that. In THE DEALERS, the protagonists' driving motivation seems to be merely to get high and stay high, so it's harder to enlist the sympathy of an average audience. (On TV, THE DEALERS was publicized as a ready-made cult movie.) Here too there are indeed minor characters on hand to provide wise advice-- a gruff basketball coach, a door-to- door proselytizer, and an aging mysterious but harmless-seeming underworld henchman. But for most of the movie, the protagonists' response to good advice seems to be to go home and smoke some more dope. There is nothing wrong with the acting, the dialogue, or the visual side, but the constantly stoned protagonists are not particularly witty or good-hearted so the film depends on a couple of points of suspense to carry it along:-- are the guys going to get into more trouble than they can handle? and meanwhile, will they even be in condition to show up for the big basketball game?

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