THE MATCHMAKER

Director:             Avi Nesher

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Avi Nesher

 

Adir Miller

Maya Dagan

Dror Keren

Dov Navon

Tuval Shafir

Netta Porat

 

Metro communications - David Silber

United King films - Moshe & Leon Edri

UCM - Avraham Pirchi, Tami Leon , Chilik Michaeli,

Artomas Communications - Avi Nesher

Natan Caspi

 

24 June 2010

35 mm

112 min

Hebrew

 

Six Sales

 

Set in 1968, an Israeli born teenage boy gets a summer job with a Holocaust survivor who makes ends meet by brokering marriages and smuggling goods. The Matchmaker’s office is located in the back of a rundown movie theater, run by seven Romanian dwarfs (true story!!!) who were saved from the gas chambers by the infamous doctor Mengale. The dwarfs run nothing but romantic Indian movies in the theater, and may or may not be aware of the drama unfolding in the back. 

Throughout the summer, the mysterious Matchmaker takes the boy on a dangerous coming of age ride into the deepest and darkest urban underbelly of Haifa – where love assumes surprising shapes and forms, and history is transformed into mythology.

The film is inspired by a novel by Amir Gutfreund

 

Toronto International Film Festival – Official Selection

 

 

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