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      2004 1h 40m Drama List
      73% Tomatometer 26 Reviews 75% Audience Score 500+ Ratings A 17-year-old (Dana Ivgy) in Tel Aviv, Israel, takes after her mother (Ronit Elkabetz) and becomes a prostitute. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Prostitution and its effect on a mother-daughter relationship are told in a naturalistic and nonjudgmental style, building to a powerful conclusion.

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      G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Chronicle Her movie is indeed ambitious and her goals admirable. But sometimes it seems more position paper than cinema. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 5, 2005 Full Review Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times A work of exceptional subtlety and is all the more captivating and heart-rending for being so. Rated: 4/5 Jul 14, 2005 Full Review Ella Taylor L.A. Weekly Yedaya drowns her characters in realist grit, a colorless screenplay and no score to speak of, rendering this open book of a movie alienating in all the wrong ways. Jul 14, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Dramatically intense and relentlessly grim Israeli drama about the complex relationship between an aging prostitute and her teenage daughter. Rated: B Jun 17, 2011 Full Review Sean Axmaker Seattle Post-Intelligencer Yedaya is respectful and sensitive of everyone in Or's life and creates a beautiful, complex and rich relationship between mother and daughter... Rated: B+ Sep 15, 2005 Full Review Michele Kenner Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Detail after detail, Yedaya charts the emotional push-pull between daughter and mother and their internal turmoils. Rated: 3/4 Sep 15, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Searing drama told in a candid manner is a winner. Superbly acted done in minimalistic style. In fact the camera hardly moves and most of the scenes are done in a single shot. Yet another Israeli film that makes you wonder in awe. What on earth is happening there?... This one was made in 2004 but so many suprb first films are coming out of Israel. I guess I should look for Jaffa now, the second film made by Keren Yedaya. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review walter m [font=Century Gothic][color=blue]"Or(My Treasure)" is a movie from Israel about teenaged Or(Dana Ivgy) and her mother Ruthie(Ronit Elkabetz). At the beginning of the movie, Or is picking up her mother at a hospital where she has been treated for depression. Due to Ruthie's problems, of which there are many, Or has taken on the duties of breadwinner for the household - collecting empty bottles for refunds in the morning; working in a neighborhood restaurant in the evening. As you can imagine, this leaves little time for school and Ruthie is not really aware what affect her behavior is having on her daughter. Or is at an age when she is starting to take control of her life and is beginning to become familiar with the opposite sex.[/color][/font] [font=Century Gothic][color=#0000ff][/color][/font] [font=Century Gothic][color=#0000ff]"Or(My Treasure)" is a worthy examination of life on the economic edge with excellent performances. But there are questions that are not answered - like how long has Ruthie been like this? Plus, there is a decision late in the movie that I just don't believe. [/color][/font] [font=Century Gothic][color=#0000ff][/color][/font] [font=Century Gothic][color=#0000ff][color=darkslategray]"The Two of Us" starts out in Nazi-occupied France in 1943, just as young Claude attempts to shoplift a toy tank or two.(He would have been better off stealing a real one...) Claude is Jewish and his father dearly wants his son to keep himself out of trouble so as not to attract undue attention. Since there is also bombing going on, the parents decide to send Claude to the country to spend time with a friend's father for safekeeping. The catch is that the old man is a virulent anti-semite and Claude cannot give away that he is Jewish.[/color][/color][/font] [font=Century Gothic][color=#0000ff][/color][/font] [font=Century Gothic][color=#0000ff][color=#2f4f4f]"The Two of Us" is a funny touching coming-of-age movie about a very serious subject. As an added plus, there is a degree of complexity surrounding the old man - he is an unapologetic bigot but he also has a heart of gold but it turns out that Claude is actually much wiser than his aged host.[/color][/color][/font] [font=Century Gothic][color=#0000ff][/color][/font] [font=Century Gothic][color=#0000ff][color=black]"The Truce" is based on Primo Levi's autobiographical telling of his journey back from Auschwitz after it has been liberated by the Soviet army to his native Italy. Along the way, he encounters various characters who are either returning to their homelands or trying to return to their old lives. [/color][/color][/font] [font=Century Gothic][color=#0000ff][/color][/font] [font=Century Gothic][color=#0000ff][color=#000000]On the plus side, "The Truce" is about a part of history that is rarely focused on - the repatriation of refugees after World War II. It is also quite nice looking. However, the movie is hardly subtle. Yes, we realize the significance of Auschwitz being liberated, so we don't need the orchestral flourishes to emphasize this.(And yes I thought the four horsemen was laying it on a bit much.) Also, John Turturro really seems like a supporting player when the movie should be about his character and he is often upstaged by Rada Serbedzija playing a rakish Greek citizen, also heading home. [/color] [/color][/font] Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Important movie but very hard to watch, dealing with very important social issue that is of personal interest to many people in Israel and around the world. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Amazing! it has a lot of sadness, pain but also hope. definitely one of the best israeli films ever made. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member For anyone who ever thought that being a prostitute is by choice Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member whoa! subtle, sad, deep, but there is also a hopefulness and clarity in it's lack of judgment Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A 17-year-old (Dana Ivgy) in Tel Aviv, Israel, takes after her mother (Ronit Elkabetz) and becomes a prostitute.
      Director
      Keren Yedaya
      Producer
      Emmanuel Agneray, Jérôme Bleitrach, Marek Rozenbaum, Itai Tamir
      Screenwriter
      Keren Yedaya, Sari Ezouz
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Hebrew
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 1, 2007
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $28.9K
      Runtime
      1h 40m
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