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The Bubble (2006)

Ha-Buah (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 September 2007 (USA)
The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the ... See full summary »

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Noam
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Ashraf
Daniella Wircer ...
Lulu
Alon Friedman ...
Yali (as Alon Freidmann)
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Golan
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Shaul (as Zion Baruch)
Oded Leopold ...
Sharon
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Rana, Ashraf's Sister
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Jihad (as Shredy Jabarin)
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Orna
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Ella
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Chiki
Eliana Bakier ...
Dalfi (as Eliana Bekiyer)
Avital Barak ...
Dana
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Himself - Actor in "Bent"
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The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the rest of the country and the turmoil it's going through. The movie looks at young people's lives in Tel Aviv through the POVs of gays and straights, Jews and Arabs, men and women. It all begins when Noam, a young Israeli soldier, serves in the reserve forces and meets at a check point a Palestinian young man called Ashraf. Following an incident during which Noam misplaces his ID card at the check point, Ashraf shows up on the doorstep of the apartment that Noam shares with a gay man and a straight woman. How will the meeting affect all of their lives? Written by A.M.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$38,882 (USA) (9 September 2007)

Gross:

$157,121 (USA) (3 January 2008)
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Trivia

The play that several characters go to watch in this movie is a real play, "Bent" by Martin Sherman, which was first produced in 1979 in London (with Ian McKellen in the lead role) and then in New York (with Richard Gere taking over for McKellen). The play is about the persecution of gay people at the hands of the Nazis, and was one of the first works to bring attention to that aspect of the Holocaust. The play was made into the movie Bent (1997). See more »

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References Batman Returns (1992) See more »

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Today I Saw Your Face
Written and Performed by Ivri Lider
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A brilliant heart-moving piece
17 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Eytan Fox did it again : move the viewer's heart in a modest story taking place in an overwhelming mess. The movie also succeeds in describing so perfectly and subtly the atmosphere of the incredible city that is Tel Aviv.

I was there a month ago and it is all there : the lifestyle, the relationships, the heart-beating city, the mess, the chock of utopian mindsets in the most light-hearted, blithe and oblivious megalopolis ever.

Strongly recommend: it is a voyage for the heart and the mind, with an interesting perspective to the Israelo-Palestinian conflict.

Nota Bene: There is central gay plot in the movie. If you do not think you are too gay-friendly, be prepared to be challenged and finally see it as "just love". (and don't worry: the chick is hot too!)


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