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Open Heart (2002)

Ha-Shiva MeHodu (original title)
This beautiful love story that start's in Israel and going through all scene's of India, it's cultural, beauty and religions traditions brings us to the question: "What is this love?"..



(novel), (screenplay)

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Credited cast:
Dr. Ben Rubin
Abraham Lazar
Dory Lazar
Mihaella Vais
Einat Lazar
Michael Schneider ...


Ben Rubin, a young Israeli internist vying for the position of surgeon, learns that his internship has been terminated and he has been chosen to accompany Abraham Lazar, the hospital administrator and his wife, Dori on a trip to India. Dori is 50 years old, actually the exact age of Ben's mother. In India, with Ben's help, the couple intends to retrieve their ailing sick daughter, who is stuck in a Buddhist monastery in a far off and remote village. They intend to bring her back to Tel-Aviv in order to save her life. This journey awakens in Ben an erotic passion that dares to destroy his tidy world as he pursues an illicit love affair, not with the administrator's daughter, but with his wife, Dori. Written by Amnon Sadeh <webmaster@targumon.co.il>

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Drama | Romance



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21 November 2002 (Israel)  »

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Referenced in Seret Me'Ha'Haim (2002) See more »


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Written by Dov Seltzer
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Nice B Movie
28 September 2002 | by (Tel Aviv, Israel) – See all my reviews

Menahem Golan hasn't directed a movie in Israel for 25 years. This film version of A. B. Yehoshua best-seller was Golan's dream for many years and the bottom line is it was worth waiting for. The story evolves around a young Israeli doctor, who comes to India determined to bring back the sick daughter of his boss, but finishes falling in love with her mother. Fast pacing, hot erotic scenes, nice plot. There are some flaws in the adaptation, sometimes the pacing is too fast, but this movie is certainly a B Movie success made by the father of Israeli cinema. A. B. Yehoshua may be disappointed, but average film viewer gets here everything he looks for. See it!

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