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Meduzot (2007)

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 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
Natasha Geffen Natasha Geffen ... La petite fille
Shira Geffen ... Receptionniste
Shosha Goren ... Tikva
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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:

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$340,906, 21 September 2008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Co-director Shira Geffen gave birth a day after the last day of shooting. See more »

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Beautifully made film without a plot
6 September 2008 | by yoel marsonSee all my reviews

When the film started I got the feeling this was going to be something special. The acting and camera work were undoubtedly good. I also liked the characters and could have grown to empathise with them. The film had a good atmosphere and there was a hint of fantasy.

However, as the film went on, the plot never appeared to takeoff and just rolled on scene by scene. I was unable to understand the connection between the stories. All I could see was the characters occasionally bumping into each other and references to ships in bottles. Without that connection, I was just left with a few unremarkable short stories.

Am surprised it did so well at Cannes


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