Alila

(2003)
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Life in a flimsy Tel Aviv apartment complex is a sour urban mosaic whose seedy characters, try as they might, can't get out of one another's faces. The character's lives overlap and collide. Gabi, a bobbed haired sexpot, and her lover Hezi—who's older, balding and married—rent a room to have an affair, while Ezra, a pot bellied divorcee, supervises an illegal construction site next door. All this racket drives Schwartz, a Holocaust survivor, to a mental breakdown. Other characters include illegal immigrants, a teenage boy who's afraid to serve in the army, and a corrupt police officer. In each scene the camera moves through walls, over desks, and around rooms in order to keep focused on the character it's following, in moments of drama as well as in moments of mudane daily activity

  1. Amos Gitai

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Yaël Abecassis

    Yaël Abecassis

    Gabi

  2. Hana Laslo

    Hana Laslo

    Mali

  3. Uri Ran Klauzner

    Ezra

  4. Ronit Elkabetz

    Ronit Elkabetz

    Ronit

  5. Amos Lavi

    Hezi

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Alila
Alila

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Status Released

Release Information

  • September 7, 2003
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 2h 2m

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