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Life According to Agfa (1992)

Ha-Chayim Al-Pi Agfa (original title)
| Drama | 1992 (Israel)
The film takes place in Tel Aviv, much of it in a fictitious local pub called Barbie, a satirical nickname for a famous Israeli mental health institution. The pub's name hints at the ... See full summary »

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Assi Dayan

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Assi Dayan
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Credited cast:
Gila Almagor ... Daliah
Akram Tillawi Akram Tillawi ... Samir
Smadar Kilchinsky ... Daniela
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tsipor Aizen Tsipor Aizen ... Nava
Sharon Alexander ... Nimi
Irit Alter ... Nira Shmeger
Shmil Ben Ari ... Levi
Igal Carmel Igal Carmel ... Officer
Nirit Chen Nirit Chen ... Adi Shmeger
Reuven Dayan ... Mahmud
Yoav Dekelbaum Yoav Dekelbaum ... Ralph
Avital Dicker Avital Dicker ... Ricky
Amnon Fisher Amnon Fisher ... Shimi
Irit Frank ... Liora
Haim Hova ... Itzik
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The film takes place in Tel Aviv, much of it in a fictitious local pub called Barbie, a satirical nickname for a famous Israeli mental health institution. The pub's name hints at the characters and the events which occur in the pub and which befall its owner (Daliah), the employees and customers. The plot unfolds with a streak of violence which takes a surprising turn. Written by Amir Handzel <hand@wisdom.weizmann.ac.il>

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Connections

Edited into Electric Blanket (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Ba-Makom Ha-Ze
Lyrics by Assi Dayan
Music by Naftali Alter
Performed by Danny Litani
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Outstanding!!!
30 July 2007 | by vidar_senSee all my reviews

Can someone tell me why such a MASTERPIECE of an art film is IMPOSSIBLE to find on DVD?? If it is, PLEASE PLEASE tell me where, okey!!!!!!!!!

It's not often I've experienced a story told with such passion and pain, where Assi Dayan have done this fantastic thing to color the film in black/white, which gave me an extra dimension in the relations between the characters and me as an observer to how these fascinating, but still so believable persons develop quite absurd relationships. He really gives you time to learn these regulars at the bar and then ends the film as he does, leaving you, or at least me with this very uncomfortable end!! It's just brilliant and disturbing, nearly left me with the feeling of loosing my friends in such a shocking way. WELL DONE!!!!


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Israel

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Hebrew

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1992 (Israel) See more »

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Tel Aviv, Israel

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