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Past Life (2016)

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Past Life tracks the daring late 1970s odyssey of two sisters - an introverted classical musician and a rambunctious scandal sheet journalist - as they unravel a shocking wartime mystery that has cast a dark shadow on their entire lives.

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Avi Nesher

Writer:

Avi Nesher
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nelly Tagar ... Nana Milch-Kotler
Joy Rieger ... Sephi Milch
Doron Tavory ... Baruch Milch
Evgenia Dodina ... Lusia Milch
Tom Avni ... Jeremy Kotler
Rafael Stachowiak Rafael Stachowiak ... Thomas Zielinski
Muli Shulman ... Uri Lotan
Katarzyna Gniewkowska ... Agnieszka Zielinska
Gilat Ankori ... Manya Zonenshein
Orna Rotenberg Orna Rotenberg ... Rivka Hen
Lenny Cohen Lenny Cohen ... Alona
Avi Kornick Avi Kornick ... Dudush
Keren Tzur Keren Tzur ... Dr. Haber
Aryeh Cherner Aryeh Cherner ... Romek
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nitzan Rotschild Nitzan Rotschild ... Young Baruch Milch
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Storyline

The year is 1977, and no female has ever been a renowned classical music composer. Sephi Milch, a very determined and talented young woman, aspires to a career as a classical composer, but she knows the odds are against her. In spite of this, she is dead set on changing the course of history and succeeding in the male-dominated classical music world. Her struggle with the burden of history is not only limited to her artistic life - as the daughter of troubled Holocaust survivors, she also has to deal with a sudden revelation from the past that threatens to tear her family apart. Nana Milch - Sephi's older sister and bitter rival, a scandal sheet journalist and an aspiring playwright - considers this startling revelation an opportunity to free herself from the stranglehold of her parents' past. Sephi is weary of her sister's tendency to look for trouble, but in this case she has no choice but to join Nana's quest for the truth. 1977 is the year Egyptian president Sadat decided to break...

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Their father survived World War II. But the unsettling truth about how will change their family forever.

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Drama

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Country:

Israel | Poland

Language:

English | German | Polish | Hebrew

Release Date:

2 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ha'khata'im See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,125, 4 June 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$93,048, 16 June 2017
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nelly Tagar actually did pee on her baby sister in real life when she was a little girl. She told the story to Avi Nesher, the director. He loved it so much he put it into the script See more »

Goofs

Although the movie is set in January 1977, there is a poster of the movie "Saturday Night Fever" plastered on a wall behind the two main characters. However, that movie was not released until the fall of 1977. See more »

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Beautiful and moving
27 June 2017 | by sarajevo-2See all my reviews

I liked this film very much, more than I expected to after having read the other reviews. All of the acting was superb, as were the interactions between the characters. Yes, it was a bit melodramatic, with crises being resolved at the last minute, but that is true of many films! It felt operatic to me, partially because of the gorgeous music, but also because of the heightened drama of the plot. Before seeing it I wondered, do I really want to see another depressing film about the Holocaust? But it wasn't depressing, and made an important point about the lingering effects of that (or any) trauma on generations to come, and the difficulty with and need for forgiveness.


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