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Minotaur (1997)

Alex Abramov is Mossad secret agent looking after some bad guys. He falls in love with young music student Thea, but can not reveal himself and sends her gifts secretly. Thea first thinks ... See full summary »

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Jonathan Tammuz

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Benjamin Tamuz (novel), Dan Turgeman | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mili Avital ... Thea
Dan Turgeman ... Alex
Georges Corraface ... Nicos
Christine Jones Christine Jones ... Thea's mother
Josh Lucas ... G.R.
Anat Atzmon ... Mother
Mike Burstyn ... Mossad Man
Catherine Kellner ... Kim
Asher Tzarfati ... Head of The Mossad
Gadi Dorfman Gadi Dorfman ... Young Alex
Robert Levine ... Music teacher
Anatol Constantin Anatol Constantin ... Kesler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ricardo Cordero ... Tony Cigars
Tony Dalton ... College Student
Sandra Gilligan Sandra Gilligan ... Student Lecture Hall
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Alex Abramov is Mossad secret agent looking after some bad guys. He falls in love with young music student Thea, but can not reveal himself and sends her gifts secretly. Thea first thinks that it must be another student, G.R., who sends gifts, and bad guys, knowing about Alex's feelings towards Thea, attack G.R. by mistake. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA | Israel

Language:

English

Release Date:

1997 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Minotauro See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart0
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A phantom who's an operative
18 May 2007 | by lspethSee all my reviews

A previous reviewer drew an analogy between MINOTAUR and ROMEO AND JULIET. Well, not really. There's no feud between Alex's people and Thea's, Thea freely takes up with other men, and the personal attraction isn't mutual. The more direct analogy is with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. In fact, there's a masquerade ball scene that pretty much shoves the PHANTOM parallel in our faces (was it intentional?). Did Alex's invisible psychological control of of beautiful, artistic Thea strike the film-makers as PHANTOMish? The differences, aside from the contemporary setting, are that Alex's deformity is moral rather than physical (this phantom is a homicidal Mossad "spook"), there are two sequential Raoul de Chagnys, and Thea, unlike Christine, is a modern screen character who segues seamlessly from first kiss with a new beau to hot bedroom scene. The movie itself is fairly gripping; I don't rate it highly because the final scene, where the Mossad agent simply dumps all his training, wasn't believable and looks like a perfunctory wrap.


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