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Summer Story (2004)

Summer 1982. With the war raging in Lebanon, 13 year-old Gal works as a postman in a village emptied of men because almost all the male inhabitants have been conscripted to fight at the ... See full summary »

Director:

Shmuel Haimovich
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Cast

Credited cast:
Aya Steinovitz ... Haya
Kosta Kaplan Kosta Kaplan ... Gal
Itamar Cohen Itamar Cohen ... Boaz
Sara von Schwarze ... Gals Mother
Danny Steg ... Pilot
Albert Iluz ... Dadon
Moshe Folkenflick ... Ovadia
Evelin Hagoel ... Miryam
Tikva Dayan ... Aliza
Eden Katz Eden Katz ... Ronit
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Reymonde Amsallem ... Ovadia's wife
Liron Baranes Liron Baranes ... Deserter-catcher
Yonatan Ben-Gal Yonatan Ben-Gal ... Deserter-catcher
Nevo Kimchi ... Casualty notification
Ohad Shahar Ohad Shahar ... Ehud
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Summer 1982. With the war raging in Lebanon, 13 year-old Gal works as a postman in a village emptied of men because almost all the male inhabitants have been conscripted to fight at the front. On his daily rounds he meets Haya, a 19 year-old girl suffering from serious heart disease, who finds comfort in writing and receiving letters from the soldiers. Only one soldier, the one who happens to write the most beautiful letters, doesn't send her his photo. The touching character of Haya enchants Gal, who becomes increasingly involved in her life. While she anxiously awaits the photo of the soldier, whom she has never met, Gal realizes that he has found his first love. He shares Haya's heartbreak and decide to try to join the soldier at camp in order to get the guy's picture and personally bring it to the girl who is set to undergo a very delicate operation.

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Drama

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A charming story...
17 September 2006 | by ElianaMSSee all my reviews

Today i attended a showing of Summer Story at a local Israeli film festival. I went into the theatre not thinking much of it...If anything else this would be a good exercise of my Hebrew vocabulary. I was so wrong. The film was made all the more poignant because the film is set in the early 80's in the heat of the first war with Lebanon (also called the Sinai war). Summer Story is a charming tale of a young boy named Gal (Kosta Kaplan) who is the mail boy in a small village in Israel. On his daily routes he befriends Chaya (Aya Stienovitz)a 19 year old girl with a heart condition who corresponds with soldiers who have been sent to battle. The relationship between Chaya and Gal is charming and fascinating to watch unfold. It is a quiet film with simple dialog, so if you are at a showing without subtitles i think you would be able to get by with a few years of Hebrew. Shmuel Haimocich's directing is wonderful-not too heavy handed or too subtle. If you are in the mood for a charming coming-of-age story, and are willing to shed a few tears, Summer Story is a film for you.


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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

25 November 2004 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Sippur Kayitz See more »

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Sumsum Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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