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Hebrew Langague Feature Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): Titles U-Z

Titles U-Z

Under the Domim Tree
"Autobiographical story that chronicles the joys and troubles experienced by a group of teenagers, mostly Holocaust survivors, living at an Israeli youth settlement in 1953. A moving story about three girls coming of age in post-Holocaust Israel. Like most of the children in Udim, a youth village nestled along Israel's coastal plain, Aviya, Yola, and Mira share a common sorrow--the pain of longing for lost loved ones. Through their struggles, the girls find friendship and the comfort of knowing they're not alone. The sequel to Aviya's Summer."

Waltz with Bashir
"After not being able to recall the time he spent on an Israeli Army mission during the Lebanon War, Ari attempts to unravel the mystery by traveling around the world to interview old friends and comrades. As the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, his memory begins to return in illustrations that are surreal. At the end of the animated film is a very short part of the film that shows real people dead and alive."

Wedding Doll
"The bittersweet and gently moving story follows a young impulsive woman, Hagit, who dreams of love, marriage and freedom from the strict guidance of her mother, an overprotective divorcee. Hagit strikes up a relationship with her boss' son at the local factory where she works. While hiding the blossoming romance from her mother, news arrives of the factory shutting down, and if forces Hagit's romantic fantasy and reality to collide."

White Night
"A drug dealer is sent to a high-security prison, where a white collar criminal tries to help him. As their relationship grows, so does a confrontation between good and evil."

White Panther
"This is the story of young Russian immigrant Alex, struggling to find his place and torn between two worlds, racist ideology and the redemption of sports. At first he falls in with a group of self-hating skinheads led by his older brother, but he finds a new outlet for his anger in boxing with a kind teacher and his ravishing daughter. Now Alex is torn between worlds and finding out the truth about the two men he admires."

"The sequel to Yossi & Jagger finds the closeted Dr. Yossi Hoffman reminiscing about his lover ten years after his death. However, as he encounters a group of young soldiers, one of them, Tom, reignites his romantic feelings."

Yossi and Yager
"Based on a true story, Yossi & Jagger portrays the love affair of two Israeli officers in a remote army base on the Israeli-Lebanese border. They are commanders, they are in love, and they try to find a place of their own in an oppressing and rigid system, which sends them to defend a cause they do not necessarily believe in."

Zero Motivation
" a unique, sharply observed, sometimes dark and often hilarious portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female soldiers in a remote Israeli desert outpost. Playing out like M*A*S*H meets Orange is the New Black, Talya Lavie's debut details the power struggles of three women with different agendas and very little to do. Pencil-pushers in the Human Resources Office, best friends Zohar (Dana Ivgy) and Daffi (Nelly Tagar) spend their time playing video games, singing pop songs, jousting with stationery and dreaming of Tel Aviv. The indolent twosome are watched over by their aspiring senior officer, Rama (Shani Klein), who dreams of a higher position and a significant military career, but with a platoon of unskilled, idle, female soldiers without any drive under her charge, her ambitions for promotion are constantly thwarted."

Zur Hadasim
"A wild comedy about three small-time crooks with big plans and one dreamy-eyed girl. When young Etti realizes she's pregnant, she wants her boyfriend, Shaul, to come through for her, but his plans just might shatter her dreams. In their own way, they're all just trying to make a better life for themselves - to reach the fabled village of Zur Hadasim."