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Pink Subaru (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 2 September 2011 (Italy)
The Arab-Israeli sushi chef Elzober can finally fulfill his dream: to buy a brand new black Legacy. But the day after the purchase the car is stolen.


Kazuya Ogawa




Credited cast:
Akram Tillawi Akram Tillawi ... Elzober (as Akram Telawe)
Lana Zreik Lana Zreik ... Aisha
Michal Yannai ... Smadar
Akram Khoury Akram Khoury ... Mahmoud
Nidal Badarny Nidal Badarny ... Jameel (as Nidal Badarneh)
Mantarô Koichi Mantarô Koichi ... Zen
Nozomi Kawata Nozomi Kawata ... Sakura
Dan Toren ... Dani
Salwa Nakkara ... Im Subaru
Ruba Blal ... Mahmoud's wife
Michael Warshaviak Michael Warshaviak ... Gidon (as Miki Warshawiak)
Ronny Wertheimer Ronny Wertheimer ... Shlomo
Loai Nofi ... Car thief (as Louai Nufi)
Giuliana Mettini Giuliana Mettini ... Miss Legacy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nahd Bashir ... Adel


The car, in small Arab-Israeli towns like Tayibe or Palestinian like Tulkarem, is fundamental. In this country to own a car becomes of vital importance, in order to reach biggest cities like Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. To be able to afford one becomes the dream of a lifetime, the car itself considered as a human being, a sort of wife. In Palestine many people buy a Japanese car, in order to save money, and Subaru is one of the most common. The film brings the audience into a few days in the life of Elzober, 45, a shy, modest widower and father of two, who works in a sushi restaurant in Tel Aviv and who can finally fulfill his dream: to buy a brand new black Legacy. His overwhelming joy is not going to last, however. The very day after the purchase the car is stolen. In Tayibe, his hometown, a real fuss starts up, everybody helps out, sharing the panic of the little family. All of Elzober's friends arrive to organize the search for the car, just before discovering that the car had not been ... Written by Compact

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2 September 2011 (Italy) See more »

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ピンク・スバル See more »

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EUR700,000 (estimated)

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Compact, Revolution See more »
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