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Lost Islands (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 3 July 2008 (Israel)
Lost Islands is a movie starring Oshri Cohen, Michael Moshonov, and Shmil Ben Ari. A family in the 80s with five kids get into a crisis when twin brothers fall in love with the same girl.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Ofer Levi
... Erez Levi
... Avraham Levi
... Sima Levi
... Neta
... Boaz aka Savta
... David Levi
... Shimha
... Avner Levi
... Gila Levi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Noam
Guy Kresner ... Ido Levi
... Michal Mizrahi
... Emily
Jonathan Rozen ... Lansky
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The year is 1980. The Levis, a large family with a unique lifestyle, live in what was then a rather naive State of Israel. Mr. Levi lectures his children daily on the importance of fulfilling their dreams, while his wife preaches absolute family loyalty. The family's twin boys both fall in love with a new girl in town. Erez, our hero, discovers how difficult it is to balance family loyalty against fulfillment of one's personal dreams. Matters become increasingly complicated when Erez somehow causes a severe family crisis. Beset by guilt feelings, he attempts to escape his fate, somehow exchanging dreams with his twin brother. He is drafted into a commando unit of the Israeli Army, just as his brother always dreamed of doing, while Ofer remains at home to take care of his broken family and has an affair with the love of Erez's life. Can Erez challenge destiny? Of what value is the life of someone who does not fulfill his dreams? Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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3 July 2008 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Elveszett szigetek  »

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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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French certificate # 121001. See more »

Goofs

When Erez and Neta are in Tel-Aviv, they go to visit Erez's father at his place of work. When they are outside on the street, a cell-tower antenna is clearly visible. Those weren't around at the time the movie takes place (1981). Cell phones weren't available in Israel until 1986. See more »

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Features The Lost Islands (1976) See more »

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Moonlight Shadow
Written and Performed by Mike Oldfield
(From album "Crises", released on 6-5-1983)
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Great Movie, lots of food for thought. Only one thing bothered me.
12 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

Great movie. Lots of food for thought. However, the only thing that bothered me was a short scene where the Israeli soldiers were portrayed as being unnecessarily cruel to the Palestinians. It was one sided and did not show what led to it and what these people did to deserve it. If it were explained in greater detail,then this scene would have made sense. As a matter of fact, It seemed as an afterthought and did not even belong in this movie. I am sure that the Israeli audience understood what went on without being explained to. They live through it. Nevertheless, when the movie reaches the rest of the world, this episode will only reinforce their false impression of Israel. Israel's public relation needs a boost, and even though that is NOT the purpose of the movie, it should not bend over backwards to do the opposite either.

This is a great concern for people who live abroad, and see every day the unfairness in which Israel is portrayed in the media, and we should not give them cause to think they are right. In spite of it I enjoyed this movie and will recommend it to my friends. Thank You. Ada.


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