Alila

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User rating: 3.44

Release Date: February 27, 2004 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: November 30, 2004

2h 3m | Documentary, Drama


Holocaust survivor Schwartz has enjoyed a peaceful existence living in his small apartment with Linda, a young Filipino who comes regularly to give him medication and company. But recently, Schwartz's treasured silence has been replaced by a cacophony of bangs, loud sounds and aggressive voices.

One of the many obtrusive men audible to Schwartz is Hezi. He recently rented one of the nearby apartments in the building for a secret rendezvous with a beautiful and self-deprecating woman named Gabi. Their intense and often-violent affair turns Gabi's life into a public and dissonant garble of psychological pain and physical pleasure. Also disrupting Schwartz's rest is a group of illegal Chinese construction workers who expand one of the apartments into the courtyard without the landlord's permission.

Divorcée Mali has her own problems as well. Their neighbors' construction workers have been contracted by her ex-husband Ezra, who is himself unwilling to give up his regular rapport with Mali and let her continue her life with a new young boyfriend. And to make matters worse, their son Eyal is missing after having deserted his military service.
Director: Amos Gitai
Studio: Kino International
Producer(s): Laurent Truchot, Michael Tapuach
Cast: Yael Abecassis, Uri Klauzner, Hanna Laslo, Ronit Elkabetz, Amos Lavie, Lupo Berkowitch, Liron Levo, Yosef Carmon, Lyn Shiao Zamir
Writer(s): Marie-Jose Sanselme, Amos Gitai
Official Site: http://www.kino.com/alila/

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