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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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Ayelet Menahemi
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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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26 July 2007 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

El pequeño tallarín See more »

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Don't let the title mislead you.
22 August 2009 | by RavenDarkholmSee all my reviews

I certainly let the title of this film mislead me for quite some time. Even after viewing the trailer, I still had absolutely no desire to watch this flick, that was my first mistake.

My second mistake was Mili Avital. Based on some of her past films - many of which I could not sit through, I just didn't think she had the acting chops to pull off an interesting character. How wrong I was on both accounts. First of all, the trailer (as the case with many Israeli films) just does not do justice to this movie. From beginning to end, this movie is excellent. I commend the director Ayelet Menahemi for this quality production - from the direction to the pace of the movie and excellent all around cast.

But the real compliment belongs to Ayelet Menahemi for bringing out the realistic and raw talent of the films leading lady. In Ms Avital's prior films, she was always cast as the pretty girl. Many or rather most of those films were horrendous along with her performances. But not here, her performance was believable, honest, raw and pitch perfect. She was rightfully nominated for an Israeli Oscar (Ophir) but lost out to the highly dramatic Ronit Elkabetz. This one film changed my entire perception of Ms Avital and now I highly anticipate her next Israeli project.


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