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Not Rated | | Comedy, Music | 27 March 2015 (USA)
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In Tel Aviv, six friends who are appalled by the Israeli entry in the UniverSong competition record their own song on a mobile phone, then are shocked to learn their recording is selected as Israel's entry for next year's competition.

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Eytan Fox
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Ivgy ... Dana
Keren Berger ... Keren
Yael Bar-Zohar ... Yael
Efrat Dor ... Efrat
Anat Waxman ... Anat
Ofer Shechter ... Ofer
Lior Ashkenazi ... Lawyer
Edouard Baer ... Édouard (as Édouard Baer)
Sarit Vino-Elad ... The Minister (as Sarit Vino Elad)
Ofer Hayoun Ofer Hayoun ... Zohar
Alon Levi ... Asi
Oren Shkedy Oren Shkedy ... Aviv
Danny Deutsch Danny Deutsch ... Danny
Guy Pines ... Guy
Uri Hochman Uri Hochman ... TV Channel Manager
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Storyline

When a group of best friends in Tel Aviv gather to watch 'UniverSong', they are less than impressed by the official Israeli entry. Believing that they can do better, they spontaneously create and record their own song on a mobile phone. Little do they know, their performance is seen by the 'UniverSong' judges and soon they are reluctantly thrown into the spotlight as Israel's next official entry. After initial reservations about their new found celebrity status, they decide to just go for it and find themselves on the road to international stardom. They embark on a flamboyant journey that brings about hilarious end results as they go head to head with the Russian entry in the 'UniverSong' final. From director Eytan Fox comes this extravagant and unashamedly entertaining Eurovision parody featuring a feel-good soundtrack provided by Babydaddy from the Scissor Sisters. With bright styling, irresistibly catchy tunes and a gloriously uplifting storyline, this laugh-out-loud comedy is a ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Music

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Israel | France

Language:

Hebrew | French | English

Release Date:

27 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bananot See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,570, 29 March 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,817, 26 April 2015
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Keren: You crossed the line between "why not" and "why not?"
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Referenced in Matzav Ha'Uma: Episode #4.8 (2012) See more »

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One song "musical"
24 December 2017 | by the_doofySee all my reviews

When the cast 'finally' do the song at the very end, it made me even more irritated at the whole thing, they sounded beautiful together, and only did one lousy song.

The rest of the movie was involving itself with acceptance on various issues, I guess the song was supposed to be something that makes all of us feel good about alternative lifestyles snd different ways of thinking, BUT I was watching the movie for real music and singing, it did not deliver on this.

A whole movie and one song, U would think they would have gone through the effort to do a couple more

A real waste of real talent and frustrating for someone looking for a real musical movie


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