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Zohar (1993)

Based on real life story of Israely oriental singer Zohar Argov, who grew up in a poor family, became rich & famous but the drugs brought him down.

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Eran Riklis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shaul Mizrahi ... Zohar Argov
Dafna Dekel ... Bracha
Juliano Mer-Khamis ... Morris (as Juliano Mer)
Menahem Einy ... Avihu Medina
Gabi Amrani ... Reuveni
Amitai Yaish Amitai Yaish ... Amnon Orqabi
Gilat Hady Gilat Hady ... Malka Orqabi
Kohava Harari ... Yona Orqabi (as Cochava Harari)
Guri Segal Guri Segal ... Marcel Lidgi
Ra'anan Hefetz ... Sammy
Yehuda Keisar Yehuda Keisar ... Himself
Tsipi Partosh Tsipi Partosh ... Shuli
Yitzhak Ne'eman Yitzhak Ne'eman ... Ben-Tovim (as Itzhak 'Bebi' Neeman)
Sharon Raginiano ... Bonanza
Amiram Gavriel Amiram Gavriel ... Asher
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Based on real life story of Israely oriental singer Zohar Argov, who grew up in a poor family, became rich & famous but the drugs brought him down.

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

1993 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Zohar: Mediterranean Blues See more »

Filming Locations:

Israel See more »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Connections

Featured in A History of Israeli Cinema (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Yaldati
(3rd part of closing medley)
Performed by Zohar Argov
Written by Tzion Sharabi
Arranged by Yigal Hared
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A great movie about a Mizrahit singer Zohar Argov. A story about the rise and fall of one of Israel's best artist.
13 March 2005 | by sleepy-nycSee all my reviews

This inspiring and also tragic story about Zohar Argov. Both fans and non-fans of Zohar Argov will find this movie to be on their favorites list. If you're a fan you'll find yourself singing along to the songs that are present in this movie. This movie follows the struggles that Zohar has faced in becoming the legend that he has become. Breaking boundaries and paving new roads to Mizrahit artists. The human story of this movie is bound to touch your heart strings. Although Zohar rose to the top and had financial wealth, he managed to lose it all due to drug abuse. Despite his success and fame, this man didn't seem to receive the love and respect he needed.

This movie was well done and in my opinion one of the best Israeli movies I've seen. This human story is bound to touch you and sympathize with the difficulties he faced. Even success can't always bring happiness.


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