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Everything Is Broken Up and Dances (2016)

Everything is Broken up and Dances (original title)
Nony, a shy college student, suffers severe shell shock in the Third Lebanon War. In an experimental treatment, the psychiatrist instructs his friends and family to play along with Nony's delusion that he is now a rock star named Amnon.

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Nony Geffen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gilat Ankori ... Penny
Ella Armony ... Secratery
Dvir Benedek ... Nitzan Zeira
Bea Brocks Bea Brocks ... Anna
Kobi Farag ... Gilad (as Kobi Faraj)
Nony Geffen ... Amnon
Tom Hagi ... Army Officer
Nitzan Horesh Nitzan Horesh ... Band singer at the club
Gal Hoyberger Gal Hoyberger ... Soldier
Makram Khoury ... Shlomi
Yossi Marshek ... Psychiatrist
Moran Marziano Moran Marziano ... Studio Sound Technician
Irit Nathan Benedek ... Music shop Salesperson
Yuval Rubicheck Yuval Rubicheck ... Yuval- Club Owner
Dudu Tassa ... Rotem
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Nony Geffen, 30, was named in honor of his uncle, Amnon, who was killed in the Yom Kippur War. Amnon blessed memory, was a musician that was not recognized before. Nony is a Student at university, He is shy and nice. His best friend and roommate is a musician trying to break in Tel Aviv. After being called to the reserves to fight, Nony suffers shell shock due to fighting in Gaza. After a long treatment with Psychiatric, Nony comes out of it, but he is convinced that he is "Amnon" his deceased uncle although he is not a singer and does not even know to play.

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical | War

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Country:

Israel | Serbia

Language:

Hebrew | English

Release Date:

2 March 2017 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$220,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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A dark comedy
20 November 2016 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a young man, who is traumatised by the war he takes part in. After going home, he suffers from severe post traumatic stress disorder. To heal his fractured mind, he assumes the identity of his late uncle who was a singer.

"Everything is Broken up and Dances" has a rather cryptic title, which does not give anything away. Though I do not the relationship between the title and the story, but that doesn't stop anyone from enjoying the film. The psychiatric symptoms are quite disturbing, and the method break it is unconventional. There is comedy in the dark drama, mostly in the scene where Nony's relatives telling him about uncle Amnon. The wild imagination leads to unexpectedly comedic results. It is also sweet and ironic that he gets himself further in the post traumatic state.

It is a dark comedy with nice songs. I enjoyed it.


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