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Hebrew Langague Feature Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): Titles K-L

Titles K-L

Kadosh = Sacred
"The story of two Hasidic sisters living in the Mea Shearim area of Jerusalem. Rivka and her husband are deeply in love, but he obeys his rabbi father and divorces her after 10 childless years of marriage. Rivka's sister Malka loves a man who has left Hasidism after joining the army, but accepts the marriage her parents have arranged to the rabbi's assistant."

Kalat ha-yam = Jaffa
"In the heart of Jaffa, Reuven's garage is a family business. His daughter Mali and his son Meir, as well as Toufik, a young Palestinian, work there. No one suspects that Mali and Toufik have been in love for years. As the two lovers are secretly making their wedding arrangements, tension builds between Meir and Toufik."

Ḳazablan
"A musical film set in Jaffa in the 1960s. Kazablan is a Morrocan-born Israeli army veteran who has become the leader of Jaffa's most feared street gang. He is in love with Rachel, the daughter of Polish parents who forbid her to associate with him. Yanosh, the owner of the shoe store, is also in love with Rachel. When the residents pool their money in an attempt to save their neighborhood from being bulldozed by the city, the money is stolen, and Yanosh frames Kazablan for the crime."

King For a Day = Melech leyom ehad
"After his divorce, Joseph leaves his wife and child behind in America to become a hotel porter, and sends money back to them with stories of how well-off he's become. When his daughter shows up looking for her wealthy father, it's up to Joseph and his friends to pull off his lies."

Kedma
"A group of European Jewish refugees arrive in Palestine in the critical year of 1948. Carried on deck of the freighter, Kedma, they come ashore to find not the Promised Land, but a war torn desert in the bloody throes of transformation into the state of Israel. Rescued from a British Army ambush at beachside by Palmach Jewish guerrillas, the refugees are remade into soldiers expected to offer their lives to defend a nation that does not yet exist in a land they have never known."

Kesher Ir  = Urban Feel
"A married woman, her husband, and their son all find their lives turned upside down when the wife's ex-boyfriend comes back into town."

The Kindergarten Teacher
"It's the story of a teacher who becomes at first enchanted, and then ultimately consumed, by the poetic genius of her five-year-old student. Nira discovers that her young student Yoav has an otherworldly talent for language and poetry, and becomes interested in cultivating the boy's gift, but when fascination morphs into obsession, Nira pushes the boundaries of her relationship with the boy and his family in an attempt to protect the purity of his talent."

Kippur
"Film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. We are led on a day that begins with quiet city streets, but ends with death, destruction and devastation of both body and mind."

Kokhav ha-shaḥar = Morning Star
"Noam is a boy with a voice of an angel whose family struggles to put food on the table. When things are at their worst Noam finds comfort in his friends and his bright vision of the future."

Kuni Lemel be-Kahir  = Kuni Lemel in Cairo
"Rabbi Kuni Lemlel has just finished a Torah and is going to donate it to a congregation in Cairo. In exchange for the Torah scroll, the congregation in Cairo will give Kuni's congregation some antique coins valued at a million dollars. Confusion ensues when Kuni's twin brother Muni dresses up as Kuni so that he will get the coins instead."

Lebanon
"In 1982, during the First Lebanon War, a tank manned by a novice crew of Israeli soldiers is led into a town previously bombed by the air force. The situation quickly spins out of control, testing the mental toughness of the men inside of a confined space with only the lens of a periscopic gun sight to see the madness outside."