5 user 2 critic

The Ballad of the Weeping Spring (2012)

Balada le'aviv ha'bohe (original title)
Jossef Tawila, the legendary tar player of the band Ensemble Tourqouise along with Avram Mufradi composed the Crying Spring Symphony. In the debut evening of the symphony's playing a car ... See full summary »


Benny Toraty


Benny Toraty
5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

During the summer of 1968 a teenage boy goes to work for a matchmaker who has survived the Holocaust - both their lives are forever altered.

Director: Avi Nesher
Stars: Adir Miller, Maya Dagan, Dror Keren
Sisters (TV Series 2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Orit, Natalie and Mor are three sisters, and they are unsuccessful at everything.

Stars: Danna Semo, Tess Hashiloni, Nelly Tagar
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story takes place in Haifa, Israel, in 1979, during three days before the Shabbat. A young woman trying to raise three children, work from home, and observe the strict Moroccan ... See full summary »

Directors: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
Stars: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Gilbert Melki
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two rebellious young women - one fleeing the chaos of secular hedonism for the disciplined comforts of faith; the other desperate to transcend her oppressive religious upbringing for sexual... See full summary »

Director: Avi Nesher
Stars: Maayan Blum, Maya Dagan, Sasson Gabai
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In Jerusalem, a bullied teen befriends his grandfather and long lost uncle and soon they decide to solve their financial problems by robbing a bank.

Director: Reshef Levi
Stars: Sasson Gabai, Moni Moshonov, Patrick Stewart
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The year is 1983 and Yaakov Cohen, the owner of a Jerusalem printing press, is tired from being pushed around. It seems that he was born on the wrong side, with the wrong family name and in... See full summary »

Director: Eliran Malka
Stars: Shuli Rand, Yaacov Cohen, Yoav Levi
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A unit of female Israeli soldiers at a remote desert base bide their time as they count down the minutes until they can return to civilian life.

Director: Talya Lavie
Stars: Dana Ivgy, Nelly Tagar, Shani Klein
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A comedy about three military band reservists who wake to discover that the Israeli army has withdrawn from Lebanon and left them behind.

Directors: Ben Bachar, Itzik Kricheli
Stars: Ofer Hayoun, Ori Laizerouvich, Ofer Shechter
Scaffolding (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

17-year- old ASHER has always been the impulsive troublemaker, from primary school, all through junior high and high school. It's hard for him to concentrate in class, and he is compelled ... See full summary »

Director: Matan Yair
Stars: Asher Lax, Ami Smolartchik, Yaacov Cohen
Broken Wings (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.

Director: Nir Bergman
Stars: Orly Silbersatz, Maya Maron, Nitai Gvirtz


Credited cast:
Uri Gavriel ... Jossef Tawila
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yigal Adika ... Nisso the bartender
Lirit Balaban ... Rivka Azizo
Yaffa Tussiya Cohen ... Sarina
Asher Dagan Asher Dagan ... Asher
Yonatan Dani Yonatan Dani ... Jacob the shark
Peri Bar Delshdefer Peri Bar Delshdefer ... Shaul
Dikla ... Bruria (as Dikla Dori)
Mark Eliyahu Mark Eliyahu ... Darwish
Galit Giat ... Sima
Adar Gold ... Tamara
Eli Habakouk ... Yigal Azizo (as Eli Havakok)
Ra'anan Hefetz ... Salman
Ishtar ... Margaret
Uri Klauzner ... Bad luck Shimon


Jossef Tawila, the legendary tar player of the band Ensemble Tourqouise along with Avram Mufradi composed the Crying Spring Symphony. In the debut evening of the symphony's playing a car accident occurred, as Tawila fell during driving, killing two of the orchestra's members. Surviving the accident, Tawila, Avram Mufradi and Margaret (Tawila's spouse, being the band's singer), who turned to a wheel chair invalid. Tawila is judges and sentences for a few imprisonment years. After his release from jail he abandons his beloved one and music, opens a pub and sinks into a depression. The movie describes the happenings twenty years after the accident. One day on Tawila's threshold appears Amram, Avram Mufradi's son, telling him his father is dying of cancer and asking him to complete assemble an ensemble that will play The Crying Spring Symphony. Tawila decides to make his old friend's last wish come true and goes out to extract the best players for an ensemble to play the piece before his ... Written by ATaler

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis



Parents Guide:

View content advisory »






Release Date:

6 December 2012 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Balada LaAviv HaBohe See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The music, the lead actor, and the curious setting hold interest
11 December 2012 | by NozzSee all my reviews

The trailer for "Ballad of the Weeping Spring" arouses curiosity by starting with an electric bass that echoes forth the opening notes of the Theme from Exodus. One of those musical coincidences, you wonder, or do they really plan to work the Theme from Exodus into a movie about something else entirely? The answer is that the movie itself never includes those bass notes, but it does include a great deal of pleasant ethnic music and the characters are almost all musicians (although sometimes the actors seem to be performing out of synch with the soundtrack). The music carries you painlessly through a melodramatic and somewhat predictable plot that revolves largely around lead actor Uri Gavriel and the only slightly less craggy-looking-- but deadly, as it turns out-- hills of rural Israel. Gavriel, who graduated from years of playing forbidding tough guys, knows which of his many facial wrinkles to twist for every scene. The plot has been compared to The Magnificent Seven-- but many other movies could have been invoked, even The Blues Brothers-- in that it consists of rounding up a dream team, partly veterans and partly new guys, to fulfill a mission. The quest takes us through a curiously antique Israel: although the male romantic lead seems to have come more or less out of the present-- he would rather program a synthesizer than play an oud-- the houses are all of stone and we never see a cell phone or a computer. Judging from the vehicles people drive and the transistor radio someone listens to, not to mention a tabletop film projector, we could be in the sixties although the film never announces it. Or it could just be a re-imagination of the present with certain things curiously missing-- like Arabs, apartment houses, TV, street signs, and Ashkenazic Orthodox Jews-- and with certain curious additions such as Sicilian-looking hats for almost all the men. Anyway, the film holds interest and there's never been another one quite like it.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed