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Life According to Agfa (1992)

Ha-Chayim Al-Pi Agfa (original title)
| Drama | 1992 (Israel)
The film takes place in Tel Aviv, much of it in a fictitious local pub called Barbie, a satirical nickname for a famous Israeli mental health institution. The pub's name hints at the ... See full summary »

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Assi Dayan

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Assi Dayan
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10 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Gila Almagor ... Daliah
Akram Tillawi Akram Tillawi ... Samir
Smadar Kilchinsky ... Daniela
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tsipor Aizen Tsipor Aizen ... Nava
Sharon Alexander ... Nimi
Irit Alter ... Nira Shmeger
Shmil Ben Ari ... Levi
Igal Carmel Igal Carmel ... Officer
Nirit Chen Nirit Chen ... Adi Shmeger
Reuven Dayan ... Mahmud
Yoav Dekelbaum Yoav Dekelbaum ... Ralph
Avital Dicker Avital Dicker ... Ricky
Amnon Fisher Amnon Fisher ... Shimi
Irit Frank ... Liora
Haim Hova ... Itzik
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The film takes place in Tel Aviv, much of it in a fictitious local pub called Barbie, a satirical nickname for a famous Israeli mental health institution. The pub's name hints at the characters and the events which occur in the pub and which befall its owner (Daliah), the employees and customers. The plot unfolds with a streak of violence which takes a surprising turn. Written by Amir Handzel <hand@wisdom.weizmann.ac.il>

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Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Ba-Makom Ha-Ze
Lyrics by Assi Dayan
Music by Naftali Alter
Performed by Danny Litani
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Better than "Do the Right Thing"
27 June 1999 | by J-FlashSee all my reviews

I think, although not being Israeli, everyone can understand the strong conflicts of these people, especially by seeing this brilliant masterpiece, which can be compared to "Do the Right Thing", also to "Nashville", because of the many diverse characters portrayed and the "explosive" final conflict. A very important and underestimated Movie, that impressed EVERYONE I know who saw it.


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Israel

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Hebrew

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1992 (Israel) See more »

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Tel Aviv, Israel

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