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The House on Chelouche Street (1973)

Ha-Bayit Berechov Chelouche (original title)
PG | | Drama | 1973 (Israel)
A fatherless family immigrates to Israel from Egypt during the British Mandate period. The film traces the hardships the family suffers in the politically unstable country.

Director:

Moshé Mizrahi
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gila Almagor ... Clara
Shaike Ophir ... Haim
Yosef Shiloach ... Nissim (as Joseph Shiloach)
Michal Bat-Adam ... Sonia
Rolf Brin ... Grossman
Avner Hizkiyahu ... Halfon
Ofer Shalhin Ofer Shalhin ... Sami
Etti Grotes ... Aunt
Yossi Pollak ... Mechanic
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chaim Banai
Ariel Forman
Moshe Ish-Kassit ... Soldier
Misha Natan Misha Natan
Elad Ophir Elad Ophir
Bronka Salzman Bronka Salzman
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Storyline

In 1947, after the death of her husband, Clara (Gila Almagor) and her Egyptian family settle into a crowded one-room apartment in Tel Aviv, Israel. Her son, Sami (Ophir Shalhin), is bright and has a fondness for reading, but is so upset over his mother working as a maid that he drops put of school to find factory work and help support the family. He soon finds himself swept up in a strike and embraces his newfound role as an activist, even though it could mean arrest by British police. Written by Alchetron

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Bésame Mucho
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A soapy tele-drama with believable performances.
16 May 2001 | by arisseSee all my reviews

This Oscar-nominated Israeli film tackles the awakening of a teenager as he becomes acquainted with the turbulent socio-political era in Israel. Mizrahi regular Michal Bat-Adam convincingly plays the destitute mother who struggles to make her family earn a living by washing clothes, though problem arises when his eldest son falls in love with a librarian while being influenced with the unstable condition in the land. At times, the proceedings look like a daily TV soap opera, as obvious with the camerawork and the over-the-top performances. But the ending justifies the theme that it wants to explore. A deserved viewing, if you can find one in your video shop.


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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

1973 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

The House on Chelouche Street See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Noah Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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