For the Sake of the Dog (1979)

Simpatya Bishviel Kelev (original title)


Sam Firstenberg (as Shmulik Firstenberg)


Sam Firstenberg (as Shmulik Firstenberg), Yigal Lev (story)


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1979 (Israel) See more »

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A very nice little film
23 December 2005 | by redjackcoSee all my reviews

This is a very nice little film that I saw (I think) in 1980 when reviewing short subjects for the now defunct FILMEX in Los Angeles. It was certainly among the best of the bunch for that year.

It is unfortunate that a talented, sensitive filmmaker like Firstenberg — as evidenced by his work in FOR THE SAKE OF A DOG — has been stuck with doing action/ninja/karate films. He deserves better. Film audiences deserve better.

I am convinced that with the right opportunity and material Firstenberg could be recognized for what he deserves — as an outstanding, quality filmmaker.

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