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Nina's Tragedies (2003)

Ha-Asonot Shel Nina (original title)
| Comedy, Drama | 2003 (Israel)
The taboo relationship between young Nadav and his Aunt Nina transcends definition on its way to odd highs and lows.

Director:

Savi Gabizon (as Savi Gavison)

Writer:

Savi Gabizon (screenplay) (as Savi Gabison)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ayelet Zurer ... Nina
Yoram Hattab ... Haimon / Alex
Alon Aboutboul ... Avinoam
Aviv Elkabeth Aviv Elkabeth ... Nadav
Anat Waxman ... Alona
Shmil Ben Ari ... Amnon
Dov Navon ... Menahem
Evgenia Dodina ... Galina (as Yevgeniya Dodina)
Yitzhak Hizkiya Yitzhak Hizkiya
Rivka Neuman ... Adviser
Gili Ben-Ozilio ... Nurit
Asher Tzarfati ... Military Commander
Gili Shushan Gili Shushan ... Rafi
Osnat Fishman ... Lihi
David Danino David Danino
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The taboo relationship between young Nadav and his Aunt Nina transcends definition on its way to odd highs and lows.

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A very sad comedy

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

2003 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Nina's Tragedies See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,456, 27 March 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$238,487, 14 August 2005
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Israeli Film Fund See more »
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Color:

Color
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Tragicomedy
11 June 2005 | by jacksteeleySee all my reviews

I enjoyed the movie, and laughed out loud, particularly at some of the surprises, which I will not reveal here. Nadav (the boy) is the narrator, and while events in his life may play important roles, the movie really centers around Nina. At the start of the movie we learn that Nadav's father died, and that he was given Nadav's diary, which is the source of our story. The movie finishes at Nadav's father's funeral, with some degree of hope, in spite of Nina's misfortunes. Nina is unlucky in and/or makes bad choices in her relationships, along with suffering from some genuine tragedy and some misinterpreted comic coincidences. I understand why it won several awards in Israel, and would enjoy seeing it again. The movie deliberately begins and ends with the father's death and funeral as it is about beginnings, endings, life, death, despair, and hope.


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