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Zohar (1993)

Based on real life story of Israely oriental singer Zohar Argov, who grew up in a poor family, became rich & famous but the drugs brought him down.

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Eran Riklis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shaul Mizrahi ... Zohar Argov
Dafna Dekel ... Bracha
Juliano Mer-Khamis ... Morris (as Juliano Mer)
Menahem Einy ... Avihu Medina
Gabi Amrani ... Reuveni
Amitay Yaish Ben Ousilio Amitay Yaish Ben Ousilio ... Amnon Orqabi (as Amitai Yaish)
Gilat Hady Gilat Hady ... Malka Orqabi
Kohava Harari ... Yona Orqabi (as Cochava Harari)
Guri Segal Guri Segal ... Marcel Lidgi
Ra'anan Hefetz ... Sammy
Yehuda Keisar Yehuda Keisar ... Himself
Tsipi Partosh Tsipi Partosh ... Shuli
Yitzhak Ne'eman Yitzhak Ne'eman ... Ben-Tovim (as Itzhak 'Bebi' Neeman)
Sharon Raginiano ... Bonanza
Amiram Gavriel Amiram Gavriel ... Asher
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Based on real life story of Israely oriental singer Zohar Argov, who grew up in a poor family, became rich & famous but the drugs brought him down.

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

1993 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Zohar: Mediterranean Blues See more »

Filming Locations:

Israel See more »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Featured in A History of Israeli Cinema (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Sod Ha-Mazalot
Performed by Zohar Argov
Lyrics by Avihu Medina
Music by Moshe Ben-Mosh
Arranged by Marcel Lidgi
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Enjoyable film about Zohar Argov Who became a Star after his Tragic Death
27 October 2003 | by shmulik-cohenSee all my reviews

Zohar is a well done Biography of Zohar Argov who's death was tragic in 1987. As Zohar Argov career becomes more successful he get's more dependent on hard drugs. The Biography is on the background of the Social Revolt of Israelis from Oriental Countries that brought Menachem Begin to Power in 1977. Argov and his songs made him a Star after his death and they have been sung by other singers as a Classic Mizrachi Singer. His songs (in the film too) are what I call "Mizrachi Blues".

The Film is well done and is popular in VHS Cassettes and DVD. I saw it when it was new in 1993 at the cinema. I took an 18 year old tourist who does not know Hebrew and she also enjoyed it very much. The story is similar to "Rose". Hope to get a DVD soon. I got and Enjoyed the DVD in June 2008.


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