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The Bubble (2006)

Ha-Buah (original title)
The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the ... See full summary »

Director:

Eytan Fox

Writers:

Gal Uchovsky (screenplay), Eytan Fox (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ohad Knoller ... Noam
Yousef 'Joe' Sweid ... Ashraf
Daniella Wircer Daniella Wircer ... Lulu
Alon Friedman Alon Friedman ... Yali (as Alon Freidmann)
Zohar Liba ... Golan
Tzion Baruch ... Shaul (as Zion Baruch)
Oded Leopold Oded Leopold ... Sharon
Ruba Blal ... Rana, Ashraf's Sister
Shredi Jabarin ... Jihad (as Shredy Jabarin)
Yael Zafrir ... Orna
Noa Barkai ... Ella
Yotam Ishay ... Chiki
Eliana Bakier Eliana Bakier ... Dalfi (as Eliana Bekiyer)
Avital Barak Avital Barak ... Dana
Lior Ashkenazi ... Himself - Actor in "Bent"
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Storyline

The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the rest of the country and the turmoil it's going through. The movie looks at young people's lives in Tel Aviv through the POVs of gays and straights, Jews and Arabs, men and women. It all begins when Noam, a young Israeli soldier, serves in the reserve forces and meets at a check point a Palestinian young man called Ashraf. Following an incident during which Noam misplaces his ID card at the check point, Ashraf shows up on the doorstep of the apartment that Noam shares with a gay man and a straight woman. How will the meeting affect all of their lives? Written by A.M.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew | Arabic | English

Release Date:

7 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bubble See more »

Filming Locations:

Alenbi Street, Tel Aviv, Israel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,882, 9 September 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$157,121, 3 January 2008
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Strand Releasing DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The play that several characters go to watch in this movie is a real play, "Bent" by Martin Sherman, which was first produced in 1979 in London (with Ian McKellen in the lead role) and then in New York (with Richard Gere taking over for McKellen). The play is about the persecution of gay people at the hands of the Nazis, and was one of the first works to bring attention to that aspect of the Holocaust. The play was made into the movie Bent (1997). See more »

Crazy Credits

Bent by Martin Sherman ©1979 See more »

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13 May 2007 | by jaanayliSee all my reviews

I got this one a few weeks ago and love it! It's modern, light but filled with true complexities of life. It questions and answers, just like other Eytan Fox movies. This is my favorite, along with Jossi & Jagger. This pictures a lot more, universally, than only the bubbles we may live in. You don't need to be Jewish or homosexual to enjoy this - I'm not, but the movie goes directly to my top ten movies. At first it seems like pure entertainment but it does make you think further. Relationships we have to live with are superficial, meaningful, deep, fatal, you name it. You don't know what's coming, and you definitely don't know where this story is heading as you watch it the first time. It is worth seeing several times. Fox movies include great bonus material - here a great music video and "the making of" (including explanation of the title, interviewing Lior Ashknenazi who plays himself in the movie and Arabs with doubts about the Israeli life styles).


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