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Yom Yom (1998)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 16 February 2001 (USA)
A slice of life - day after day - in Haifa, where Moshe and Didi's marriage is on the rocks, affairs are casual, and Moshe's angst about health, his parents, sex, communication, and ... See full summary »

Director:

Amos Gitai
3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Moshe Ivgy ... Moshe
Hanna Maron ... Hanna
Juliano Mer-Khamis ... Jules (as Juliano Mer)
Dalit Kahan ... Didi
Yussuf Abu-Warda ... Yussuf
Nataly Attiya ... Grisha
Anne Petit-Lagrange Anne Petit-Lagrange ... The Doctor
Samuel Calderon ... Shmul
Gassan Abbas Gassan Abbas ... Nadim
Keren Mor ... Mimi
Irit Gidron ... Bank Teller
David Cohen David Cohen ... David
Aharon Milard Aharon Milard ... Man in Market
Yehuda Tzanaani Yehuda Tzanaani ... Cantor
Shukri Amara Shukri Amara ... Notary
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Storyline

A slice of life - day after day - in Haifa, where Moshe and Didi's marriage is on the rocks, affairs are casual, and Moshe's angst about health, his parents, sex, communication, and business are pervasive and existential. Moshe's mother is Jewish, his father an Arab; his father may or may not sell ancestral land; his wife and mistress have lovers, one is a close friend; much of Moshe's surroundings seem under construction or in renovation. A cousin watches a security monitor without comment. Is there allegory in this portrait of an anxious Israeli approaching middle age? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Painfully boring film by an otherwise good director
17 December 2019 | by pandorapavlidesSee all my reviews

This film has the honour of being the only film I have actually walked out the cinema on. I suffered until the midpoint watching at least three fourths of the cinema walk out before me. I had previously seen Kaddosh by the same director and had loved it, so had gone to see Yom Yom prepared to be impressed. However this film is one of the most irredeemably boring, disjointed and pedestrian film I have ever seen. You get introduced to too many characters in a much too rapid-fire and jarring manner, and all their stories seem so banal bordering on the annoying. I love slice of life films (Omar Ioseliani is one of my top directors), yet this film doesn't show the love and empathy for its characters, nor the respect of its viewers attention, that is needed to make a film like this work.


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Country:

Israel | France

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

16 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yom Yom See more »

Filming Locations:

Haifa, Israel

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,442, 18 February 2001

Gross USA:

$2,442
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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