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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.

Director:

Shemi Zarhin

Writer:

Shemi Zarhin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oshri Cohen ... Shlomi Bar-Dayan
Arieh Elias ... Grandfather Bar-Dayan (as Arie Elias)
Esti Zakheim ... Ruhama Bar-Dayan (as Esti Zakhem)
Aya Steinovitz ... Rona (as Aya Koren)
Igal Naor ... Headmaster Avihu (as Yigal Naor)
Albert Iluz ... Robert Bar-Dayan (as Albert Illouz)
Yonatan Rozen ... Doron Bar-Dayan
Rotem Abuhab ... Ziva (as Rotem Abuhav)
Assi Cohen ... Sasi
Rotem Zissman-Cohen ... Tehila (as Rotem Zisman)
Nisso Kaviha Nisso Kaviha ... Bagin Yaish (as Nisso Khavia)
Rita Shukrun ... Miriam Eldad (as Rita Shukroon)
Nissim Dayan ... Yehoshua Eldad
Hilla Sarjon ... Teacher Tzvia (as Hilla Sorojon)
Gili Biton Gili Biton ... Moti
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

3 April 2003 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Narrative Award Winner: 2005 See more »

Quotes

Ruhama Bar-Dayan: Where are your parents?
Rona: At their house.
Ruhama Bar-Dayan: Why aren't you with them?
Rona: I left two years ago.
Ruhama Bar-Dayan: Why?
Rona: They got on my nerves.
Ruhama Bar-Dayan: Really? How?
Rona: They asked me too many questions.
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Soundtracks

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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Excellent
1 December 2004 | by VisionThingSee all my reviews

This happened to be just starting on TV when I opened it, and as I felt too lazy to change the channel, I ended up watching it. Man, was that fortunate.

This film is more of a fairy tale than a demanding drama, and at times openly sentimental one. It is definitely what one could call a feel-good movie, and I usually find such either boring or irritating. Yet this film is so very well done I could not help but love it. The script will not twist your brain; it is conventional, but flawless. The actors are brilliant, every single one is a perfect fit for the role. There is not much of a score, but the bits of music enhance the movie beautifully.

If you can appreciate other things than expensive pyrotechnics, vicious murders or saving the world in a movie, do watch this if you ever have the chance. 5/5


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