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The Summer of Aviya (1988)

Ha-Kayitz Shel Aviya (original title)
A ten year old girl spends her summer with her overly protective mother, a mentally scarred holocaust survivor, while hopefully trying to find her real father in the newly established state of Israel.

Director:

Eli Cohen

Writers:

Gila Almagor (screenplay), Haim Bouzaglo (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gila Almagor ... Henya Aleksandrowicz
Kaipu Cohen ... Aviya Aleksandrowicz (as Kaipu)
Eli Cohen ... Max Gantz
Marina Rossetti Marina Rossetti ... Lena Gantz
Avital Dicker Avital Dicker ... Maya Abramson
Dina Avrech Dina Avrech ... Ruth Abramson
Ya'ackov Ayali Ya'ackov Ayali ... Alter
Rami Baruch Rami Baruch ... Haim Altman
Yossi Kantz Yossi Kantz ... Moshe
Ariella Rabinovich Ariella Rabinovich ... Puah (as Ariela Rubinovitz)
Ruthy Wysenbeek Ruthy Wysenbeek ... Masha Gantz
Sandra Sade ... Aunt Alice
Yitzhak Goren Yitzhak Goren ... Teacher
Solly Ganor Solly Ganor ... Dr. Engel
Ilana Reff Ilana Reff ... Nurse #2
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A ten year old girl spends her summer with her overly protective mother, a mentally scarred holocaust survivor, while hopefully trying to find her real father in the newly established state of Israel.

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew | Polish

Release Date:

15 July 1988 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Summer of Aviya See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Soundtracks

Shirat Ha-Noar
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Words by Shmuel Bas
Music by David Ma'aravi
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Rarely good Israeli movie
1 March 2004 | by dshvartsSee all my reviews

The movie doesn't sell you anything but its straight-forward yet naive reality. Characters very truthful. Comical and tragical live together. Simple. Rich. Wonderful. The Holocaust theme is there and you can feel it's burning under ground. But despite all, life is in every breath of this movie. A must see.


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