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Cheli, 27, is raising her mentally challenged 24yo sister, Gaby, alone. When the social worker finds out that Cheli leaves Gaby alone in the house while Cheli is at work, Cheli is compelled to place Gaby in a day program. For the first time in her life, Cheli shares Gaby's care with someone else; her daily routine collapses and the huge void left by Gaby's absence makes room for a man in Cheli's life in the shape of Zohar, who inadvertently creates a chink in the sisters' symbiotic relationship. While Cheli hangs on to Zohar's love for all she's worth, her inability to have a normal, intimate, and emotional relationship with anyone but her sister forces them into a twisted threesome, where boundaries between love, sacrifice, nurturing, and torturing are crossed.Written by
I am not going to summarize the plot as another reviewer has done so already. I will simply make a few comments so you will see the movie yourself. at first I thought that this was the usual difficult home situation movie like Monster Ball with the typical claustrophobic feeling I get from Israeli movies. The last few scenes made me think otherwise. Wait for it.
Secondly, the Hebrew title is a popular song that is played at the end of the movie. I translate the title as "You're my Night" but my Hebrew is crummy. The English title describes the movie better.
Both Liron Ben-Shlush and Dana Ivgy provide remarkable performances. Ben-Shlush portrays what was must have been a difficult family situation for her. For me, Dana Ivgy is the most remarkable performance. Until now, I have only seen Ivgy play bimbos in Israeli movies to date. As the autistic sister, I didn't recognize her until the credits. There's no Oscar for autism but this is better than Dustin Hoffman in Rainman.
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