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This Is Sodom (2010)

Zohi Sdom (original title)
When ancient Sodom is doomed to destruction due to its people's corrupt ways, Lot is the only righteous man destined to be spared.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Orna Banai ... Hagar
Assi Cohen ... Prince Ninveh / Various
Maor Cohen ... Michael / Various
Shani Cohen ... Secretary
Eli Finish ... The King of Sodom / Various
Tal Friedman ... Lot's Wife / Various
Mariano Idelman ... Prince Liam / Various
Mordechai Kirschenbaum ... Abraham (as Moti Kirschenbaum)
Eyal Kitzis ... God
Dov Navon ... Lot
Yuval Semo ... Raphael / Various
Alma Zack ... Lot's Daughter
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Recounts the story of the birth of the Jewish people and the advent of monotheism on the backdrop of the last week in history of the infamous city of Sodom, the entertainment, gambling, sex and corruption capital of biblical times. A close look reveals that the biblical reality is no different than our reality today. A jungle of wheeling and dealing where its every man for himself. The father of the nation extorts God to save Lot, his relative, the evil king of Sodom proves authority will corrupt even the one righteous man in the city, Lots Wife redefines opportunism, and even the angels assigned to do justice discover that scruples are of no consequence when the heat is on. Written by Anonymous

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Hebrew

Release Date:

5 August 2010 (Israel) See more »

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This is Sodom See more »

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Israel See more »

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United King Films See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Tzion Baruch: Human sacrifice. See more »

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As Lot and his family approach the city gates seconds before the destruction, we hear heavy iron gates closing. Close up shots clearly show the rings on the wood of which the gates are actually made. See more »

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Gag after tired gag
29 September 2011 | by itamarscomixSee all my reviews

'Zohi Sdom' is a feature film spin-off of 'Eretz Nehederet', Israel's most successful sketch comedy show for nearly a decade now; like in a National Lampoon movie, the cast of the TV show play various roles in a kinda-linear storyline.

There was a strange attempt to market 'Zohi Sdom' as a local version of Monty Python's Life of Brian. But other than the fact that it's set in biblical times, there's absolutely no similarity (other than the lead character's outfit). There's no real satire in 'Zohi Sdom'; a shame, because with a feature film the writers had the chance to make satire more biting and more universal than what they could afford to do on network television. Instead, they used that opportunity to have more sex jokes. The humor in 'Zohi Sdom' is a neverending series of gags, none of which have any bearing on the story, and most of which are anachronism gags in the level of The Flintstones (only with a lot more sex).

The movie does have a few chuckles, but the humor is so local as to never have any real impact anywhere but Israel in the early 21st century, which is a waste. It does actually have a pretty decent production, and some good actors - Assi Cohen's performance is deliciously hammy (he clearly realized how dumb the script was), and local legendary satirist/journalist Mordechai Kirschenbaum as Abraham is one of the movie's few saving graces. But ultimately it's a failed attempt, which owes all its success to marketing, and will - I believe and hope - disappear into anonymity.


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