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Ha-Kochavim Shel Shlomi (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama, Comedy | 3 April 2003 (Israel)
The new math teacher and new school principal discover the 16-year-old underachiever failing classes is really a genius, and the kid's own family's too busy relying on him to mend family fences to notice his brilliance either.

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Grandfather Bar-Dayan (as Arie Elias)
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Ruhama Bar-Dayan (as Esti Zakhem)
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Rona (as Aya Koren)
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Headmaster Avihu (as Yigal Naor)
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Robert Bar-Dayan (as Albert Illouz)
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Ziva (as Rotem Abuhav)
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Tehila (as Rotem Zisman)
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Bagin Yaish (as Nisso Khavia)
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Miriam Eldad (as Rita Shukroon)
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Teacher Tzvia (as Hilla Sorojon)
Gili Biton ...
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16 years old, Shlomi lives with his restless mother, his soldier brother and their ill grandfather. Although not doing well in school, Shlomi is a gifted cook and takes care of most household chores. One day, the school's principal finds out Shlomi is actually a genius and tries to get him into a more suitable curriculum. However, Shlomi is more interested in taking care of his family and his new love interest, the beautiful girl next door. Written by Aviad Shamir

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3 April 2003 (Israel)  »

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Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi  »

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Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Narrative Award Winner: 2005 See more »

Quotes

Ruhama Bar-Dayan: Did you have the geography test today?
Shlomi Bar-Dayan: Math.
Ruhama Bar-Dayan: Did you do good?
Shlomi Bar-Dayan: No.
Ruhama Bar-Dayan: Never mind.
Shlomi Bar-Dayan: They'll end up kicking me out.
Ruhama Bar-Dayan: Oh, no, they won't. I'll make a scene they'll never forget. You were such a whiz kid when you were little. You knew the whole multiplication table by heart. The minute you started school you turned into a dummy.
Shlomi Bar-Dayan: Mom, cut it out.
Ruhama Bar-Dayan: Just finish high school so you'll be like everyone else, go to the army, work at a restaurant, and one day you'll have your own. You don't have to be a genius to...
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Od Avo El Sipech
Lyrics by Natan Alterman
Music by Jonathan Bar-Giora
Performed by Haïm Ulliel
Background Vocals by Jonathan Bar-Giora and Shemi Zarhin
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Highly Recommend this movie...
15 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is a great movie to watch with a good friend, boy/girl friend or family. Basically one of those feel good movies you want to share with your loved ones....without all the girlie crap you find in a lot of American feel good movies. This movie is light hearted but makes you think, and will make you laugh.

Just a really simple but universal plot. Would think most people could relate in some way to this movie. The characters in the movie are amazing and the actors do a great job in sucking you into the movie. And the movie is topped off all along the way with hilarious true to life Jewish humor. I watched the movie for the first time last night, and now I want to own it. :)


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