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Not Quite Paradise (1985)

R | | Drama, Romance | 6 June 1986 (USA)
While working in a kibbutz (an Israeli voluntary farming collective community), a tourist and a female worker fall in love. However, he can't stay and she can't leave her work. Will love triumph?

Director:

Lewis Gilbert

Writers:

Paul Kember (play), Paul Kember (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanna Pacula ... Gila
Sam Robards ... Mike
Todd Graff ... Rothwell T. Schwartz
Kevin McNally ... Pete
Selina Cadell ... Carrie
Bernard Strother Bernard Strother ... Dave
Ewan Stewart ... Angus
Kate Ingram Kate Ingram ... Grace
Libby Morris Libby Morris ... Mrs. Schwartz
Gary Cady Gary Cady ... Steve
Sawally Srinonton Sawally Srinonton ... Yoshiko
Naomi Rosenberg Naomi Rosenberg ... Finnish twin
Schuli Rosenberg Schuli Rosenberg ... Finnish twin
Zafrir Kochanovsky Zafrir Kochanovsky ... Menachem
Poly Reshef ... Ami (as Poli Reshef)
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While working in a kibbutz (an Israeli voluntary farming collective community), a tourist and a female worker fall in love. However, he can't stay and she can't leave her work. Will love triumph?

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Not Quite Jerusalem See more »

Filming Locations:

Kibbutz Elot, Israel See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Acorn Pictures, Gilead See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The picture is popularly known in English speaking territories by two different titles which are very similar to each other but for one word: "Not Quite Paradise" and "Not Quite Jerusalem". See more »

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Sweet 80's lovestory
4 June 2001 | by benzonarukSee all my reviews

Lovely little relatively unknown 80's movie portraying life on a kibbutz from the foreign (non-Israeli) point of view. Its not all Club Med 18-30 fun and happiness for the volunteers from England, USA, Japan etc, as they discover that life on the kibbutz and in Israel isn't quite what they expected, and its only a temporary escapism from life at home, as home tends to creep up on you when you least expect it.

A sweet, rather slow paced romantic love story, won't tax the brain very much, but will leave you smiling and fulfilled.


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