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The Matchmaker (2012)

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Arik, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a matchmaker. Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, has an office in back of a movie theater that shows only love stories, run by a family of seven Romanian dwarves in the seedy area by the port. Yankele introduces Arik to a new world, built on the ruins of an old one. As Arik begins to learn the mysteries of the human heart through his work with Yankele, he falls in love with Tamara, his friend Beni's cousin. Tamara has just returned from America and is full of talk of women's rights, free love and rock and roll. The disparate parts of Arik's life collide in unexpected, often funny and very moving ways as he lives through a summer that changes him forever. Avi Nesher's latest film mixes comedy with drama as it tells a coming-of-age story unlike any you've ever seen before.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 17th, 2012 (Limited) by Menemsha Entertainment
Running Time: 112 minutes
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Keywords: Matchmaker, Coming of Age, First Love, Holocaust, Jewish, Dwarfism
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Metro Communications, United Channels Movies, UCM & Artomas Communications, Keshet, Hot, Praxis, Yehoshua Rabinovich Tel-Aviv Foundation for the Arts, Cinema Projects
Production Countries: Israel

Leading Cast

   Yankele Bride

Supporting Cast

Maya Dagan    Clara
Dov Novon    Yossi Burstein
Dror Keren    Meir
Tuval Shafir    Arik Berstein
Bat-El Papura    Sylvia
Eli Jaspan    Uncle Nadgi
Yael Leventhal    Tikva Abadi
Yarden Bar-Kochva    Nili Burstein
Neta Porat    Tamara
Kobi Farag    Moshe Abadi
Tom Gal    Benny Abadi
Eyal Shechter    Arik as an Adult

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Production and Technical Credits

Moshe Edery    Producer
Leon Edery    Producer
Avraham Pirchi    Producer
David Silber    Producer
Chilik Michaeli    Producer
Avi Nesher    Producer
Tami Leon    Producer
Natan Caspi    Producer
Michele Abramowicz    Director of Photography
Isaac Sehayek    Editor
Miguel Markin    Art Designer
Rona Doron    Costume Designer
Eti Ben-Nun    Make-up and Hair Designer
Liat Sheinin    Special Make-up Effects
David Liss    Sound Mixer
Yisrael David    Sound Designer
Avi Nesher    Screenwriter
Philippe Sarde    Composer

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