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Jellyfish (2007)

Meduzot (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 28 June 2007 (Israel)
Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life... See full summary »

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Shira Geffen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sarah Adler ... Batia
Nikol Leidman Nikol Leidman ... Girl
Gera Sandler ... Michael
Noa Raban ... Keren (as Noa Knoller)
Ma. Nenita Flores Dela Torre Ma. Nenita Flores Dela Torre ... Joy (as Ma-nenita De Latorre)
Zaharira Harifai ... Malka
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tsipor Aizen Tsipor Aizen ... Tamar
Bruria Albeck ... Relly
Ilanit Ben-Yaakov ... Galia
Binos Binos ... Fille
Assi Dayan ... Eldad
Miri Fabian ... Nili
Uri Gavriel
Shira Geffen ... Receptionniste
Shosha Goren ... Tikva
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Storyline

Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life. Batya, a catering waitress, takes in a young child apparently abandoned at a local beach. Batya is one of the servers at the wedding reception of Keren, a young bride who breaks her leg in trying to escape from a locked toilet stall, which ruins her chance at a romantic honeymoon in the Caribbean. One of the guests is Joy, a Philippine chore woman attending the event with her employer, and who doesn't speak any Hebrew (she communicates mainly in English), and who is guilt-ridden after having left her young son behind in the Philippines. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Love. Longing. Magic. (USA)

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

Israel | France

Language:

Hebrew | English | Tagalog | German

Release Date:

28 June 2007 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Les méduses See more »

Filming Locations:

Tel Aviv, Israel

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,352, 6 April 2008

Gross USA:

$341,221

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$938,881
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During a screening of the film in Albany, New York, in 2009, co-director Etgar Keret stated that the title of the film is a reference to the fact that jellyfish drift in the sea and do not have much control over their fate or direction. This is interesting given the tagline added to the poster after the film won at Cannes, "life stings" See more »

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A film without a lense
1 May 2009 | by slugdubSee all my reviews

Not quite sure how to describe this movie other than it captures the daily frustrations of Israeli life and the mystery that can befuddle anyone in their daily life, young or old.

All movies normally have a bit of glass between the viewer and the actors/actresses. This movie seems to dissolve that. A very strange phenomenon. But you feel more connected to the people on the screen. Like they are right before you. The only exception would be those moments that seem like dream sequences, but are all too real... or rather surreal.

I started out watching this movie to pick up a little bit of hebrew and soak up some of the sights of Tel Aviv. I am happy that I did. The scenes are very accurate. I especially liked one scene involving a taxi driver, a cat and some other key details that will amuse anyone who has spent time in Israel.

I got much more from this and plan to bring this movie to my parents house for mother's day. I hope they will enjoy it as much as I did.


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