The House on Chelouche Street

Ha-Bayit Berechov Chelouche
Directed by: Moshe Mizrahi
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Synopsis:

The film tells the story of a family of Egyptian immigrants that settle in 1947 Tel Aviv. The family consists of a widowed wife (played by Gila Almagor) and her four children. The plot centers on the firstborn, Sammy, his transition from a shy 15 year old to a working man and an activist in the "Haganah", and the romantic attachment he develops with a 25 year old Russian immigrant librarian (Michal Bat Adam). The movie is a vivid and very credible description of Egyptian-Jewish families on the eve of the declaration of the state of Israel.

Subject:Women, Family, Sephardic, Romance, Adolescence, Immigration
Director:Moshe Mizrahi
Producers:Menahem Golan
Production company:Noah Films
Film Distributor:Paragon Films Ltd.
Gila Almagor, center, delivers a subtle yet powerful performance in The House on Chelouche Street.

Film classic portrays pre-state Israel

Moshe Mizrahi's The House on Chelouche Street, released in 1973, is an Israeli classic nearly four decades on. The film, slightly less than two hours in length, unfolds in Hebrew, Ladino and It's a..View More

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