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Knafayim Shvurot (2002)

Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.

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Nir Bergman

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Nir Bergman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Orly Silbersatz ... Dafna Ulman (as Orly Silbersatz Banai)
Maya Maron ... Maya Ulman
Daniel Magon ... Ido Ulman
Nitai Gvirtz Nitai Gvirtz ... Yair Ulman
Eliana Magon Eliana Magon ... Bahr Ulman
Vladimir Friedman ... Dr. Valentin Goldman
Dana Ivgy ... Iris
Yarden Bar-Kochba ... Flora, School Counselor
Danny Niv ... Yoram (as Danny "mooki" Niv)
Orit Boger Orit Boger ... Teacher
Nimrod Cohen Nimrod Cohen ... Gaga
Eitan Green ... The Father
Martin Umanski Martin Umanski ... Video Photographer
Shira Vilensky Shira Vilensky ... (as Shira Vilenski)
Lobo Wizner Lobo Wizner ... Band member
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Storyline

The unexpected death of the family patriarch throws every member of the Ulman clan off course. Widow Dafna takes to bed for three months and when she finally returns to her job at the maternity hospital, she has little time for her children. Eldest son, Yair drops out of school and adopts a fatalist attitude, shutting out his siblings and girlfriend. His twin sister Maya, a talented musician, feels the most guilt and is forced to act as a family caregiver at the expense of career opportunities. Bullied at school, younger son Ido responds by obsessively filming himself with a video camera and attempting dangerous feats. The baby sister, Bar, is woefully neglected. Preoccupied with their own misery, the family is barely a family anymore. When another tragedy strikes, will they be able to support one another? Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language, brief nudity and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

24 October 2002 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Broken Wings See more »

Filming Locations:

Carmelit Subway, Haifa, Israel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,862, 14 March 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$405,858, 4 July 2004
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ido and Bahr are played by real-life brother and sister Daniel and Eliana Magon. See more »

Connections

Featured in Sharon Amrani: Remember His Name (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Knafa'im Shvurot
("Broken Wings")
Written and Performed by Avi Belleli
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Nice heartwarming film
24 June 2004 | by ScorchingSee all my reviews

Going into this movie i had little knowledge regarding the film just the basic plot and that it had won some awards in Israel. In fact it's the first ever Israeli film i've ever seen.

Looking at the rather simple plot line I was worried that it would be too boring. I gotta say that despite the simple plotline that it was still rather meaningful as I'm sure many families around the world experience such trials in their lives. Parents and their children fighting even over the smallest things.

I just thought they could have expounded a little more on the lives of the family after the death of the father. Indeed too short at 80 mins. I thought the acting was pretty good especially from the two lead actresses. You could really feel the tension between the two as they argue.

Nice film overall with good acting performances


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