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Antarctica (2008)

R | | Drama, Romance | 2008 (Israel)
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In two days, Omer will hit a milestone; his 30th birthday. Like many his age, he hasn't found himself. But then Omer is hardly looking. Instead he chooses to loose himself among the stacks ... See full summary »


Yair Hochner


Yair Hochner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ofer Regirer ... Boaz
Guy Zoaretz Guy Zoaretz ... Ronen (as Guy Zo-Aretz)
Yuval Raz Yuval Raz ... Miki
Yiftach Mizrahi Yiftach Mizrahi ... Danny
Oshri Sahar Oshri Sahar ... Eitan
Tomer Ilan Tomer Ilan ... Omer
Lucy Dubinchik ... Shirley
Yael Deckelbaum Yael Deckelbaum ... Yael
Liat Ekta ... Michal (as Liat Akta)
Shirli Salomon Shirli Salomon ... Shirli (as Shirli Solomon)
Noam Huberman Noam Huberman ... Shoshana / Amram (as Miss Laila Carry)
Rivka Neuman ... Matilda Rose
Dvir Benedek ... Tzachy
Dina Limon Dina Limon ... Mrs. Abramovich
Tamar Yerushalmi ... Suzi the hairdresser


In two days, Omer will hit a milestone; his 30th birthday. Like many his age, he hasn't found himself. But then Omer is hardly looking. Instead he chooses to loose himself among the stacks of books at the local library, where he works. It is a respite from real life. From time to time he goes on blind dates. He meets Danny on one of his dates. 20 years old and full of enthusiasm, Danny dreams of becoming a dancer. Shirley, Omer's little sister, has her own problems. Aside from being Omer's greatest annoyance, she is in an unconventional relationship with, Michal, owner of the city's hippest coffeehouse and her boss. Just when it seems that Omer has completely lost his spark and all seems lost, Enter Ronen, the handsome journalist who ignites the flame Omer has been seeking. Everyone is hoping for a change. They are waiting for the light. The light that will thaw their frozen hearts. But only one person has the answer, Matilda Rose, the alien loving best-selling novelist can solve the ... Written by Yair Hochner

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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one of the few best gay films.
28 April 2013 | by Hunky StudSee all my reviews

i always enjoy watching foreign films, it is fascinating to watch people in other countries live and love.

i think that this gay film is one of the best. i saw the unrated version, so at the beginning, it felt like a hot gay porn. three years later, the film returned to "normal." unlike some other gay films with weak stories, bad actors, etc, this film has an riveting storyline, and good actors. it seems that the male actors are all gay, i wonder if they are gays in real life. because there were not afraid of doing any male to male actions.

and i have never watched a gay film from israel before, very fascinating. i truly enjoyed it. so i rated it a 9.

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Release Date:

2008 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Antarctica - Corações de Gelo See more »

Filming Locations:

Tel Aviv, Israel


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$798, 31 August 2008

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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