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The Lost Lover (1999)

L'amante perduto (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 15 October 1999 (Italy)
The Lost Lover, inspired by Abraham Yehoshua's masterpiece novel, tells the story of a troubled love between Adam and his wife Asya. It is a frozen love, made so by a deep sorrow, started ... See full summary »

Director:

Roberto Faenza

Writers:

Avraham B. Yehoshua (novel) (as Abraham B. Yehoshua), Roberto Faenza (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Ciarán Hinds ... Adam
Juliet Aubrey ... Asya
Stuart Bunce ... Gabriel
Clara Bryant Clara Bryant ... Dafi
Erick Vazquez Erick Vazquez ... Na'im
Cyrus Elias Cyrus Elias ... Herlich
Edoardo Moscone Edoardo Moscone ... Yigal
Phyllida Law ... The grandmother
Ahamed Abu Salun Ahamed Abu Salun ... Naim's father
Abed Zuabi Abed Zuabi ... Hamid
Doron Zabar Doron Zabar ... First policeman
Ethan Bolom Ethan Bolom ... Second policeman
Pinhas Friberg Pinhas Friberg ... Old orthadox
Ariel Horowitz Ariel Horowitz ... Rabbi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrea Prodan Andrea Prodan
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The Lost Lover, inspired by Abraham Yehoshua's masterpiece novel, tells the story of a troubled love between Adam and his wife Asya. It is a frozen love, made so by a deep sorrow, started with the death in a car accident of their four year old son. It is also the story of their sleepless teenage daughter Dafi, who observes them with keen eyes, trying to figure out what is going on with her family and why her mother seems so absent. One day a stranger turns up, Gabriel, a young Israeli just arrived from Paris. Touched by Gabriel's youth and vulnerability, Asya rediscovers love and comes to life again. It is also the story of a young Arab mechanic, Na Im, who takes a bus every day to Tel Aviv to go to work in Adam's garage, and when by chance he gets to know Dafi, a passionate love between them overcomes their fears.

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Drama

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Difficult but good
30 October 1999 | by dagoredSee all my reviews

It's not simple for a foreign director to talk about the social situation in Israel, but Roberto Faenza has tried to do it. And this is the reason why everyone could apreciate it. Of course we can say it is only a utopia, maybe a too simple point of view on a very complicated situation. But when I saw the movie I tought "It's a utopia, yes, but probably no one in Israel can see the problem from this side, because they're all there, all directly implicated". Sometimes, an overview from the "exernal world" can be very useful. Everywhere. And here, in plus, we can also enjoy the marvellous soundtrack from Paolo Buonvino.


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Italy | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1999 (Italy) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Jerusalem, Israel See more »

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