Arik, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a matchmaker. Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, has an office in back of a movie theater that shows only love stories, run by a family of seven Romanian dwarves in the seedy area by the port. Yankele introduces Arik to a new world, built on the ruins of an old one. As Arik begins to learn the mysteries of the human heart through his work with Yankele, he falls in love with Tamara, his friend Beni's cousin. Tamara has just returned from America and is full of talk of women's rights, free love and rock and roll. The disparate parts of Arik's life collide in unexpected, often funny and very moving ways as he lives through a summer that changes him forever. Avi Nesher's latest film mixes comedy with drama as it tells a coming-of-age story unlike any you've ever seen before.
- Director: Avi Nesher
- Country: Israel
- Genre: Drama
- Year: 2012
- Run Time: 01:57:13
- imdb Score: 6.5/10 (223 votes)
- Language: Hebrew
- Rating: Not Rated
- Cast: Adir Miller, Maya Dagan, Tuval Shafir
John Anderson - VARIETY
"It sounds like a throwback to an earlier, more traditional style of Israeli filmmaking but it instead provides a view of that country that's as satisfyingly eccentric and unexpected as anything we've seen."
Kenneth Turan - LOS ANGELES TIMES
"[It weaves] fable with realism, coming-of-age innocence with adult grief, and guilt with romanticism."
Loren King - BOSTON GLOBE
Israeli Film Academy Awards 2010
Best Actor, Best Actress
Chicago Int'l Film Festival 2010
Israel Film Festival NY 2011
Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2011
Palm Springs Int'l FIlm Festival 2011
Paris Israeli Film Festival 2011
Los Angeles Israeli Film Festival 2010