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Tehilim (2007)

A family in Jerusalem is torn apart by the mysterious disappearance of their father after a tragic car accident.

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Raphaël Nadjari
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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Moshonov ... Menachem
Limor Goldstein ... Alma
Shmuel Vilozni ... Eli
Ilan Dar ... Shmuel
Yoav Hayt ... Aharon
Reut Lev Reut Lev ... Deborah
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yonathan Alster Yonathan Alster ... David
Ilanit Ben-Yaakov ... Orna
Dov Berkovitz Dov Berkovitz ... Rabbi
Avital Blum Avital Blum ... Dvora's friend
Jonathan Carlsson Jonathan Carlsson ... Sasha
Avi Elmalich Avi Elmalich ... Military police patrol
Nir Farida Nir Farida ... Meneghem's friend
Avia Gaon Avia Gaon ... Dvora's friend
Robert Hoening Robert Hoening ... Sergeant Kaufman
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Storyline

In contemporary Jerusalem, a small Jewish family leads an ordinary life until following a car accident, the father mysteriously disappears. They all deal with his absence and the difficulties of everyday life as best they can. While the adults take refuge in silence or traditions, the two children, Menachem and David, seek their own way to find their father... Written by NMH

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Drama

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Trivia

Michael Moshonov, who stars in the film, is the son of Israeli actor Moni Moshonov. Both this film and We Own the Night (2007), in which Moni appears, were selected for competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Thus, father and son have films competing against each other. See more »

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Pathetic attempt to make a movie
14 September 2010 | by sashairkSee all my reviews

The Israeli cinema, in general, has shown dramatic improvement for the last 10 years. Thus, I have seen many recently made Israeli movies that could easily be categorized as 'good', 'better' and 'excellent.' Alas, this movie shows that bad movies are still sometimes made there, too. I was really surprised by the rapt, ecstatic reviews given my some of the IMDb denizens. I normally very appreciate the mature, thinking crowd here. But now, guys, I'm sorry to say, it looked like a pseudo-intellectual exercise in making a vain attempt to give some meaning to the bad movie. Kind of reminded me of 'underlining metaphors' of the Vogan poetry from the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." I completely agree with the reviewer from Israel who gave it 1 star, was glad to find somebody sane at last. The movie had bad script (it looked like that they were filming without script at all, improvising on the fly), bad acting, terrible camera work, awful soundtrack. And if you really want to watch how a family handles the crisis of losing somebody close - watch another Israeli movie "Broken Wings", an excellent work in all respects.


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Official Sites:

Haut et Court [France]

Country:

France | Israel | USA

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

10 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tehilim - Spurlos verschwunden See more »

Filming Locations:

Jerusalem, Israel

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$124,410
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

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Color (HDCAM)
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