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Alex Is Lovesick (1986)

Alex Holeh Ahavah (original title)
The movie is a romantic comedy which takes place in Israel during the Austerity period of the 1950s. The movie's hero is Alex, a 13 year old boy who is about to attend his Bar Mitzvah. Alex... See full summary »

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Boaz Davidson

Writer:

Boaz Davidson
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Credited cast:
Batya Barak Batya Barak ... Bluma
Rolf Brin ... Postman
Sharon Hacohen ... Lola
Uri Kabiri Uri Kabiri ... Gadi Fishenzon
Avi Kushnir ... Motke Potash, Shuki's brother
Jupiter Leonid Jupiter Leonid ... Leonid the teacher
Anat Mesner ... Teacher Zippora
Avraham Mor ... Kuba - Alex's Dad
Dorit Peled ... Sonia
Alik Pelman Alik Pelman ... Shuki 'Jinji' Potash
Shmuel Rodensky ... Rabbi
Hana Rot Hana Rot ... Alex' Mom (as Hannah Roth)
Hinna Rozovska Hinna Rozovska ... Alexander's Grandmother
Joseph Shiloach ... Faruk
Eitan Sneh Eitan Sneh ... Alexander 'Alex' Kuprovski (as Eitan Anshel)
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The movie is a romantic comedy which takes place in Israel during the Austerity period of the 1950s. The movie's hero is Alex, a 13 year old boy who is about to attend his Bar Mitzvah. Alex has a typical Polish mother and father that suffers quietly. On account of the difficult economic situation they are compelled to share their apartment with a Persian tenant named Faruk that tries to fight his baldness by means of different creams. Alex falls in love with the new girl in his class, Mimi. Everything changes when his aunt Lola arrives in Israel from Poland to search for lost love. They were together when she lived in Poland but he vanished when Nazis conquered the country. Alex falls for his aunt and she on her part gives him more than just maternal love. The film describes in the exact form the ambiance that dominated the country in the 1950s, the Austerity in Israel in these days, the black markets, the radio broadcasts concentrating on the search for lost relatives, music of the ... Written by Khaliwali

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Goofs

When Lola gives Alex a kiss in the end of the film, there is a mark of her lips left on his cheek. in the next shot you can see that the mark in much more stronger than it was. See more »

Quotes

Alex' Mom: Who drinks cold water? It's the middle of the summer!
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Connections

Referenced in A Wonderful Country: Episode #11.8 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Singing the Blues
Written by Melvin Endsley
Performed by Guy Mitchell
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Straight from the heart!!!
28 May 2020 | by guypop-994-459196See all my reviews

By far one of the best Israeli films together with Eskimo Lemon's the first one. Wonderful soundtrack, entertaining, hilariously , wonderful actors .Too bad there was no sequel to the movie. No longer do films like this in Israel today.We watch this movie again and again and it never bores us. This movie is made from the heart.


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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew | Polish

Release Date:

1986 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Alex in Love See more »

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Berky, Humphries, Pathe UK See more »
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Mono

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Color
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