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Longing (2017)

Ga'agua (original title)
A middle-aged Israeli bachelor is forced to evaluate his life choices when he discovers an ex-girlfriend had given birth to his son 20 years before, in this affecting drama from writer director Savi Gabizon.

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Savi Gabizon

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Savi Gabizon
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ella Armony ... Lilia
Shai Avivi ... Ariel Bloch
Shmil Ben Ari ... Amnon
Salim Dau ... Restaurant Owner
Erez Driges Erez Driges ... Sports store vendor
Shmuel Edelman Shmuel Edelman ... School Principal
Adam Gabay ... Adam
Shiri Golan ... Hila
Yiftach Kaminer ... Lawyer
Ori Laizerouvich Ori Laizerouvich ... Miki
Oleg Levin ... Alex
Assi Levy ... Ronit Hilou
Shimon Mimran ... Eli
Amos Mokadi Amos Mokadi ... Ariel's Father
Eran Montemayor Eran Montemayor ... Kong
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A middle-aged Israeli bachelor is forced to evaluate his life choices when he discovers an ex-girlfriend had given birth to his son 20 years before, in this affecting drama from writer director Savi Gabizon.

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Israel

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Hebrew | French

Release Date:

17 January 2019 (Argentina) See more »

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Longing See more »

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$37,646
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Too convoluted for its own good
20 July 2017 | by ayoreinfSee all my reviews

Savi Gabizon presents us with a unique take on parenthood, on love, on mourning and on a few other very mundane issues. He gets superb performance from Shai Avivi, and Assi Levy, isn't falling far behind him. (and even that is simply due to a shorter amount of screen time). In fact every aspect of this film is of the highest quality, but it seems to me that Gabizon simply fell in love with his own unique twists and turns and even after he made all his points and told us all he had to tell, the movie drags on for 10 extra minutes or so. And than eventually ends exactly where we knew it'll end.

So instead of fresh and unique view on all the issues I counted at the beginning, we're left with a "soap opera" and not in a good way. It was so close to being a perfect 10, and ended being an 8/10 - simple waste.


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