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Hatuna Meuheret (2001)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 June 2002 (USA)
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Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be ... See full summary »

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Dover Koshashvili
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lior Ashkenazi ... Zaza (as Lior Louie Ashkenazi)
Ronit Elkabetz ... Judith
Moni Moshonov ... Yasha
Lili Koshashvili Lili Koshashvili ... Lili
Aya Steinovitz ... Ilana
Rozina Cambos ... Magouly (as Rozina Cambus)
Simon Chen Simon Chen ... Simon
Sapir Kugman Sapir Kugman ... Madona
Dina Doron ... Luba
Leonid Kanevskiy ... Otary
Libia Hakmon Libia Hakmon ... Margalita (as Libia Hakmon-Ayali)
Eli Turi Eli Turi ... Bessik
Maria Ovanov Maria Ovanov ... Lali
Orit Sher Orit Sher ... (as Orit Buchnik Sher)
Rivka Gur
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Storyline

Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be beautiful and from a good family, preferably rich. Zaza's parents, Yasha and Lily drag Zaza to meet potential brides and their families. Zaza has no choice. He plays along with his family, advocates of the suffocating traditions of their Georgian Jewish heritage. But Zaza always manages to somehow get out of being engaged. What his parents don't know is that Zaza is already in love. Judith is sensuous, strong and intriguing. She's also a divorcée with a 6-year-old daughter. So Zaza has kept Judith a secret from his family. He will have to choose between respect of the strict confines of family and tradition, or the love of his life. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes, love doesn't conquer all.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Israel | France

Language:

Georgian | Hebrew

Release Date:

28 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casamento Arranjado See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,752, 31 May 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,551,470, 1 December 2002
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The movie time is 1989 because Madonna writes in her diary the date 9.6.1989. Israeli car license plates from the 1980s are also visible. See more »

Quotes

Zaza: If that monster
[who suddenly came out of the sea and said, "I am God"]
Zaza: was able to convince my mother that love exists, I'd believe in him.
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Featured in A History of Israeli Cinema (2009) See more »

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A unique film
20 November 2003 | by peter07See all my reviews

I thought this was an interesting film, though it didn't cover as much of the relationship between the guy and his family. As an ethnic Korean male, I can understand family pressure on marriage and to marry someone who will fit in. The good thing about the film was the end, as unlike most Hollywood fare, the ending was very realistic in that it didn't fall into cliche and the like. It presented the probable ending as opposed to the sentimental ending.

Three stars.


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