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The Bubble (2006)

Ha-Buah (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 September 2007 (USA)
The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the ... See full summary »

Director:

Eytan Fox

Writers:

Gal Uchovsky (screenplay), Eytan Fox (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
12 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ohad Knoller ... Noam
Yousef 'Joe' Sweid ... Ashraf
Daniella Wircer Daniella Wircer ... Lulu
Alon Friedman Alon Friedman ... Yali (as Alon Freidmann)
Zohar Liba ... Golan
Tzion Baruch ... Shaul (as Zion Baruch)
Oded Leopold ... Sharon
Ruba Blal ... Rana, Ashraf's Sister
Shredi Jabarin ... Jihad (as Shredy Jabarin)
Yael Zafrir ... Orna
Noa Barkai ... Ella
Yotam Ishay ... Chiki
Eliana Bakier Eliana Bakier ... Dalfi (as Eliana Bekiyer)
Avital Barak Avital Barak ... Dana
Lior Ashkenazi ... Self - Actor in "Bent"
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Storyline

The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the rest of the country and the turmoil it's going through. The movie looks at young people's lives in Tel Aviv through the POVs of gays and straights, Jews and Arabs, men and women. It all begins when Noam, a young Israeli soldier, serves in the reserve forces and meets at a check point a Palestinian young man called Ashraf. Following an incident during which Noam misplaces his ID card at the check point, Ashraf shows up on the doorstep of the apartment that Noam shares with a gay man and a straight woman. How will the meeting affect all of their lives? Written by A.M.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The play that several characters go to watch in this movie is a real play, "Bent" by Martin Sherman, which was first produced in 1979 in London (with Ian McKellen in the lead role) and then in New York (with Richard Gere taking over for McKellen). The play is about the persecution of gay people at the hands of the Nazis, and was one of the first works to bring attention to that aspect of the Holocaust. The play was made into the movie Bent (1997). See more »

Crazy Credits

Bent by Martin Sherman ©1979 See more »

Connections

References Jules and Jim (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Music In A Foreign Language
Written and Performed by Lloyd Cole
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User Reviews

 
It's One Of THE BEST!
3 September 2007 | by ankagorodSee all my reviews

It's one of the best movies I've seen in the last 2 years (I've seen the premier in Tel-Aviv, Israel in the summer of 2006, exactly when the last war has began...) This problem in communication between the people, that causes wars, is interesting me for a long time, and it doesn't matter who- boys and girls, straight and gays, Jews and Arabs... I've seen the Bubble already 3 times, and it still surprising and exciting me- each character reminds me of one of the many people i know, and the difference between them, like between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem... The last time i saw it- was with my friend, who is a Christian Arab, and it was on the independence day of Israel ( the most symbolic i could ! how ironic) and... he cried in the end!!! - if he's been touched and wasn't embarrassed- everyone would be touched by The Bubble!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew | Arabic | English

Release Date:

7 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Alenbi Street, Tel Aviv, Israel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,882, 9 September 2007

Gross USA:

$157,121

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,029,926
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Strand Releasing DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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