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The Farewell Party (2014)

Mita Tova (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 22 May 2015 (USA)
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Residents of a retirement home build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend, though they are faced with a series of dilemmas when rumors of the machine begin to spread.

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Tal Granit (co-writer), Sharon Maymon (co-writer)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ze'ev Revach ... Yehezkel
Levana Finkelstein ... Levana (as Levana Finkelshtein)
Aliza Rosen ... Yana
Ilan Dar ... Dr. Daniel
Raffi Tavor ... Raffi Segal (as Rafi Tabor)
Yosef Carmon ... Carmon (as Josef Carmon)
Hilla Sarjon ... Noa (as Hilla Surjon)
Ruth Geller ... Zelda
Michael Koresh Michael Koresh ... Menachem
Idit Teperson ... Ziva
Shmuel Wolf ... Max (as Samuel Wolf)
Kobi Maimon ... Policeman (as Kobi Maymon)
Hanna Rieber ... Klara Lemberg (as Hanna Reiber)
Jameel Khoury ... Hospital Doctor
Ilanit Dado Ilanit Dado ... Hospital Nurse (as Illanit Dado Lansky)
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THE FAREWELL PARTY is a compassionate dark comedy about friendship and knowing when to say goodbye. A group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with an emotional dilemma. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Israel | Germany

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Hebrew | Italian

Release Date:

22 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Festa de Despedida See more »

Filming Locations:

Jerusalem, Israel

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Opening Weekend USA:

$12,072, 5 June 2015

Gross USA:

$171,963
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Final Exit in style?
11 July 2018 | by WhimsicalVoniaSee all my reviews

The Farewell Party (Hebrew: Mita Tova) (2014) Director: Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon Watched: 3/14/18 Rating: 7/10

Doctor Kevorkian with a team of five, a micro version in a Jewish retirement home. Well balanced seriousness, humor, sentimentality. Seriousness in regards to euthanasia; the elderly and the terminally ill in pain, with no easy remedy. Addresses Alzheimer's and dementia, the pain of moving one's parents to a nursing home. Also homosexuality, family, and friendships. Balances humor and serious issues well.

One of the best scenes is when Levana, who is in beginning dementia stages, forgets to dress and walks downstairs to the cafeteria; to make her feel better, that evening her friends meet her in the greenhouse, all completely naked.

Humorous but informative much needed examination of palliative care versus euthanasia. #FilmReview #Euthanasia #Homosexuality #Israeli


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