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The World Is Funny (2012)

Haolam Mats'hik (original title)
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Simple people struggle through extraordinary circumstances. Sometimes the only answer to any problem is 'The world is funny so we have to laugh.'

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Shemi Zarhin

Writer:

Shemi Zarhin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Assi Levy ... Yardena
Eli Finish ... Golan
Danny Steg ... Meron
Naama Shitrit Naama Shitrit ... Tsephi
Or Ben-Melech Or Ben-Melech ... Hilick
Moshe Ashkenazi ... Nesi
Ola Schur Selektar ... Natasha
Yehezkel Lazarov ... Roni
Shlomi Koriat ... Nissim
Rotem Zissman-Cohen ... Naami (as Rotem Zussman)
Lior Raz ... Barak
Avi Grainik ... Avram
Abraham Celektar ... Ilyahu
David Shaul ... Yakir
Dorit Lillian Dorit Lillian ... Mona
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Simple people struggle through extraordinary circumstances. Sometimes the only answer to any problem is 'The world is funny so we have to laugh.'

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

14 June 2012 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

The World Is Funny See more »

Filming Locations:

Tiberias, Israel

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Budget:

ILS 3,659,995 (estimated)
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Pie Films LTD. See more »
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Color
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The world is funny?
10 November 2012 | by gabriellepallosSee all my reviews

This was one the worst films I saw in years. It's title is misleading to those unfamiliar with the Gashashim, an Israeli comedian trio. The movie would have benefited from a different title in English. There are a handful of funny moments, but this is not a comedy, but tragedy over tragedy which add up to an unbelievable list of events to have struck one family and some people around them. It is quantity, not quality. It is to shock, not to make you think or feel. There is no subtlety, or understanding of life, not even of art. Parts of the stories come together in a story-writing class where amateurs make up stories often based on their own lives. And I couldn't help thinking that the director of this film graduated from there.


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