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The House on Chelouche Street

Original title
Ha-Bayit Berechov Chelouche (The House on Chelouche Street)
Year
Running time
110 min.
Country
Israel Israel
Director
Screenwriter
Yerech Guber, Moshé Mizrahi
Music
Dov Seltzer
Cinematography
Adam Greenberg
Cast
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Producer
Noah Films
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
The film tells the story of a family of Egyptian immigrants that settle in 1947 Tel Aviv. The family consists of a widowed wife (played by Gila Almagor, probably the most prominent actress in Israel for the last three decades) and her four children. The plot centers on the firstborn, Sammy, his transition from a shy 15 year old to a working man and an activist in the "Haganah" (a resistance movement that acted mainly against the military forces of the British), and the romantic attachment he develops with a 25 year old Russian immigrant librarian (Michal Bat Adam, now a director). The movie is a vivid and very credible description of Egyptian-Jewish families on the eve of the declaration of the state of Israel.
Awards
1973: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
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