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Noodle (2007)

At thirty-seven, Miri is a twice-widowed, El Al flight attendant. Her well-regulated existence is suddenly turned upside down by an abandoned Chinese boy whose migrant-worker mother has ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mili Avital ... Miri Calderone
BaoQi Chen BaoQi Chen ... Noodle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alon Aboutboul ... Izzy Sason
Sinaya Ben-Dor Sinaya Ben-Dor ... Ilana
Yiftach Klein ... Mati Gueta
Daphna Shpigelman ... Batya
Sarit Vino-Elad ... Dafna
Anat Waxman ... Gila Sason
Roni Yuria Roni Yuria ... Yaeli
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At thirty-seven, Miri is a twice-widowed, El Al flight attendant. Her well-regulated existence is suddenly turned upside down by an abandoned Chinese boy whose migrant-worker mother has been summarily deported from Israel. The film is a touching comic-drama in which two human beings -- as different from each other as Tel Aviv is from Beijing -- accompany each other on a remarkable journey, one that takes them both back to a meaningful life. Written by Anonymous

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Hebrew | Mandarin

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26 July 2007 (Israel) See more »

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El pequeño tallarín See more »

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A Sweet Little Film For Those Who Care
2 July 2008 | by Seamus2829See all my reviews

Isreal, which has certainly had it's share of quirky comedy's, now has yet another film to add to it's ever growing list of contenders for world cinema. Noodle is a cute,low key comedy about an woman in her late 30's, working for El Al airlines as an in flight attendant,who's life is thrown into a tizzy by a five year old Chinese boy,who has been left by his mother in her flat, while she promised to be back in an hour, only to disappear. What follows is the woman,trying to establish contact with the boy's mother, and realizing that she is going to be the unwilling babysitter of a young boy who speaks only Mandarin, and not a word of Hebrew. The boy is given the nick name Noodle, as they're not sure what his real name is. What I admired about this little film is that, although it does dwell in sappy sentimentality, it never lowers or cheapens itself to the level of a John Hughes film (in other words,it's not a smarmy sitcom,with young children who know seem to know more than adults do). A little bit of searching out may be in order to see this little gem.


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