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An American Hippie in Israel (1972)

Ha-Trempist (original title)
R | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1972 (Israel)
Incited by a disillusioned young man who has decided to flee from civilization, a group of 4 people go searching for freedom and happiness on an isolated island . When their boat goes ... See full summary »

Director:

Amos Sefer

Writers:

H.B. Wertheim (english dialogue), Amos Sefer (script)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Asher Tzarfati ... Mike
Shmuel Wolf ... Komo
Lily Avidan Lily Avidan ... Elizabeth (as Lilli Avidan)
Tzila Karney Tzila Karney ... Françoise (as Tsilla Karny)
Fran Liberman-Avni Fran Liberman-Avni ... Singer
Suzan Devor Suzan Devor ... Singer
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Incited by a disillusioned young man who has decided to flee from civilization, a group of 4 people go searching for freedom and happiness on an isolated island . When their boat goes astray and they are left without food, their animal instincts take over, bringing the film to its catastrophic end. Written by BFI

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R
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Country:

Israel

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

1972 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

An American Hippie in Israel See more »

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Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film deliberately avoids specifying the locale, substituting "your country" and "you people" for Israel. See more »

Goofs

The list of people and organizations without whom the film could not have been made mentions "The Port Autorities of Tel Aviv." See more »

Quotes

American Hippie Mike: You will be doomed, you will destroy yourself at your own hand.
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Crazy Credits

All of the regular acting and technical credits are in the beginning. The only closing credits are a list of those people and organizations without whom the film could not have been made. See more »

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Featured in An American Hippie in Israel: Susan Devor (2013) See more »

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Awful movie, but a blast to watch with friends
24 May 2013 | by belfer94See all my reviews

This bizarre movie was made by a former lifeguard turned short film maker, stars fairly good actors (some of whom were stars on the Tel Aviv theater stages for years to come) hamming it up or just given odd direction, has an alright but VERY repetitive score by one of Israel's greatest composers, and contains such unforgettable scenes as the "STOP PUSHING BUTTONS" speech, a psychedelic dream sequence involving smashing giant tape recorder things with a sledgehammer, a hippie-palooza in an abandoned warehouse, random toplessness, cardboard sharks, loooooooooong wandering across desert islands, and the main cast screaming out "Wonderful Feeling!" over and over. The insane ending has to be seen to be believed. If you can get your hands on this film (or if that DVD ever comes out), get some friends over and get ready to riff the hell out of it: this film is plan 9 quality stuff, and I love every minute of it.


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