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Up the Wrong Tree (2013)

This is the story of Nits, a restless bum and a hopeless cynic as he returns from his journey with an obsessive intention of bringing back his ex- girlfriend and their beloved dog. She ... See full summary »

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Gur Bentwich

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Gur Bentwich (creator)
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Credited cast:
Sarah Adler
Sasha Agronov Sasha Agronov
Gur Bentwich Gur Bentwich
Zohar Dinnar Zohar Dinnar
Talya Fishman Talya Fishman
Maya Kenig
David Shadi David Shadi ... (as Dadi Shadi)
Yuval Shafferman Yuval Shafferman
Gal Toren
Doron Tsabari
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This is the story of Nits, a restless bum and a hopeless cynic as he returns from his journey with an obsessive intention of bringing back his ex- girlfriend and their beloved dog. She however, throws him down the drain and so he finds himself, contrary to his anti- political and anti-everything attitude, stuck on top of a tree overlooking his beloved's apartment fearlessly leading an environmental battle against real estate sharks. For once in his life, he finds some comfort by staying put. He refuses to disembark even when the bulldozers charge in. Perhaps it's because he's had enough time on the road and finally understands there's nowhere to run to and perhaps because he can't remember what he's doing up that tree in the first place. Written by Gur Bentwich

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Hebrew

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14 February 2013 (Israel) See more »

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Laredet meha-Etz See more »

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Kind of a Saroyanesque tall tale
27 February 2013 | by NozzSee all my reviews

This is a movie about a seemingly worthless guy who nonetheless holds your sympathy because he spends the film's time refusing to give up on an apparently lost cause. Two of them in fact. Winning back his girlfriend and adding a green spot to the city. (Israelis will recognize the site of a former industrial zone in Ramat Gan.) This is the kind of story, about down-at-heel people elevated by their craziness, that Saroyan used to do well. There is a comical tension between the insignificance of the people and the greatness of their determination, and there is a heartwarming paradox in the way that they treat each other with a casually loving fellowship even when they are at loggerheads with one another. Over the whole story hangs the "foma," as Vonnegut would call it-- the harmless untruth-- that these people have been, and will be, repeatedly reincarnated until they work out all their problems with one another. The plot occasionally becomes unrealistic or even surrealistic, but the actors make everything believable. In fact, it must be a pleasure to act this material-- and foreign filmmakers could easily adapt it. It could even be staged as a play.


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