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Metallic Blues (2004)

Two Israeli car dealers, Shmuel and Siso, invest five thousand American dollars into a vintage 1985 Lincoln Continental Limousine that they plan to sell in Germany for fifty grand. But when... See full summary »

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Dan Verete
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Credited cast:
Avi Kushnir ... Shmuel Goldberg
Moshe Ivgy ... Siso Ben-Hamo
Rita Shukrun ... Adina Ben Hamo
Tsofit Shpan Tsofit Shpan ... Pnina Goldberg
Dean Maimo Dean Maimo ... Shachar Ben-Hamo
Reut Aputa Reut Aputa ... Moran Ben-Hamo
Lutuf Nouasser ... Nasser (as Loutof Nousser)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tomer Ben David Tomer Ben David ... Gaby Ben Hamo
Harald Burmeister ... Police Custom 1
Konstantin Graudus Konstantin Graudus ... Policeman 1 Hotel
Christoph Hagen Dittmann ... Son of Car Salesman
Kalle Haverland Kalle Haverland ... German Man at Airport
Hannes Hellmann Hannes Hellmann ... Manager Autohaus Decker
Lutz Herkenrath ... Waiter
Kai Hufnagel Kai Hufnagel ... Police Station Officer
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Two Israeli car dealers, Shmuel and Siso, invest five thousand American dollars into a vintage 1985 Lincoln Continental Limousine that they plan to sell in Germany for fifty grand. But when they take it there, they run into problems with the customs police, who are suspicious of Middle Easterners with a huge American gas guzzler. The routine search causes Shmuel to experience a disturbing hallucination about WWII Germany and the Nazis his parents fled from some sixty years earlier. And their adventure in Germany turns into a struggle just to make it out safely, as the echoes of the past catch up with them.

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Comedy | Drama

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Two Israeli men living the Israeli reality in Germany.
31 March 2005 | by harelme2See all my reviews

Most people think that the Jewish holocaust that occurred in Europe half a century ago ended with the war. Others understand that hideous events like the holocaust was, stays with the person for the rest of his life, hurting him, his abilities to have a normal love life, a normal family, a normal everything. But only a few, outside of Israel or Jewish houses around the world, can realize the effect it has on the generation that came right after it. Metallic Blues is a film about that generation.

As you could have probably guessed by now I liked the movie very much. It is very well done including a great performance by Moshe Ivgy and Avi Kushnir, a wonderful script, photography, and also a tasteful choice of music for the soundtrack. I recommend it very much for Israeli's, but especially for those of you that aren't Israeli. The movie reveals the terrible trauma world war two left with the Jewish people, making the viewer understand how much time it will take before it will go away, if ever. It also maybe gives some sort of explanation for the madness that has been going on for decades in Israel. Like a child with a bad childhood. A sad movie.


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Country:

Canada | Germany | Israel

Language:

English | German | Hebrew

Release Date:

31 March 2005 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Metallic Bluz See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamburg, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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