Alila (2004)

Alila
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 2hr 3mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Comedy, Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Shuki Friedman Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Renato Berta Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Yehoshua Kenaz Source Material (based on the novel: "Returning Lost Loves") 120786 4000003
Marie-Jose Sanselme Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Alain Mamou-Mani Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Amos Gitai Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Kobi Netanel Editor n/a 172 7000001
Monica Coleman Editor n/a 172 7000002
Daniel Olivier Sound Engineer n/a 120916 14000001
Alex Claude Sound Engineer n/a 120916 14000002
Laura Dinulesco Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Miguel Markin Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Pri Ganech Music n/a 120781 8000001
Michel Propper Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Laurent Truchot Producer n/a 3 3000003
Amos Lavie Actor Hezi 1 1000005
Liron Levo Actor Ilan 1 1000006
Ronit Elkabetz Actor Ronit 1 1000004
Hanna Laszlo Actor Mali 1 1000003
Uri Klauzner Actor Ezra 1 1000002
Lupo Berkowitch Actor Aviram 1 1000007
Yosef Carmon Actor Schwartz 1 1000008
Amos Gitai Producer n/a 3 3000001
Michael Tapuach Producer n/a 3 3000002
Amos Gitai Director n/a 2 2000001
Lyn Shiao Zamir Actor Linda 1 1000010
Amit Mestechkin Actor Eyal 1 1000009
Yael Abecassis Actor Gabi 1 1000001
Synopsis
The intertwining stories of over a dozen distinct characters who inhabit an apartment complex located in a rundown neighborhood of Tel Aviv. 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 But recently, Schwartz's treasured silence has been replaced by a cacophony of bangs, loud sounds and aggressive voices.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, unequal and often-violent love 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. Divorcee 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.
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