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Hebrew Langague Feature Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): Titles H-J

Titles H-J

Ha-krav al ha-va'ad  = The Battle For the Chairmanship
"Set against Israel's 1984 elections. Intense social and political issues are played out in the troubles of an apartment building and its residents' council. The so-called kings of this apartment co-op rule with an iron hand, and they won't give up their territory without a fight. When these selfish, small-time politicians are pitted against each other, anything goes."

Ha mangalistim = The Barbecue People
"A family of Iraqi-Israelis, each with his or her own weaknesses and determination, gathers for an Independence Day picnic. Their background stories are presented, reaching back as little as a few days or as far back as the War of Independence and the old country before that, and interlocking in ways that even they never realize."

Hairdresser = Sapar nashim
"Victor, a poor worker with seven kids, and Michel, an upscale gay hairdresser, are identical twins who haven't seen each other for 20 years. Now reunited, they pull off a scam of switched identites that has everyone fooled ... or not."

The Heritage: An Eternity of Love
"Two extraordinary love stories unfold 500 years apart. As modern lovers struggle against those who seek to separate them, a Christian soldier pursues a perilous romance with a young Jewish girl in the shadows of the Spanish Inquisition."

"An educated European immigrant decides to give violin lessons to the children of his less privileged neighbors."

Hora 79
"A popular dance troupe disbanded in the wake of a traumatic event. Now, 33 years later, a celebrated dance festival calls for a reunion of the legendary troupe. The encounter brims with nostalgia, tension and guilt when the man who was responsible for the tragedy shows up. Will the dancers be able to overcome the dark ghosts of the past and old conflicts, or will this reunion just lead to more heartache?"

The Investigation Must Go On = ha-Boleshet ḥoḳeret
"A police officer investigates a robbery, and can't decide if it's a singer, the singer's wife, or even his mistress. With time running out, the officer must crack the case in order to prove he's got what it takes to be on the force."

"While Batya, a struggling waitress, cares for a mysterious child that appeared to her out of the sea. Newlywed Keren nurses a broken leg and a ruined honeymoon. Filipino migrant worker Joy tries to support her son back home. A reflection on making connections and confronting destiny in a deconstructed urban landscape."