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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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
Six lonely people find fulfillment thanks to an international song fest in Paris. Six lonely, comfortable middle class Israeli--5 woman and a gay man--are yearning for meaning in life.A commonplace them in film, to say the least. There's enough sugar to give us diabetes, Yet, as a comedy it sends up a smugness in today's Israel: complacent, empty with creature comforts that don't much to assuage existential angst nor ennui. Cupcakes blankets today's Israeli reality of inflation, tight housing, endless war against Palestinians, yet gay tolerant and colorblind. The music is a saving grace as the narrative is hiccuped along with past winners of Eurovision songs. The Israeli entry is a mirror reflection of an illness of the country's soul that tries to put an emoji on a sad reality.
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