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Hebrew Langague Feature Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): Titles S-T

Titles S-T

Sallah Shabati
"The sharp, often hilarious satire that became the most successful film in Israeli history is about new immigrants Sallah and his family, who are left in a shack near their promised apartment and are abandoned for months."

"Seventeen year old Asher has always been the impulsive troublemaker, from primary school, all through high school. It's hard for him to concentrate in class, as he is compelled by a lot of rage and violence, yet he is also endowed with a considerable amount of charm and street wisdom. While his strict father sees him as a natural successor to the family's scaffolding business, Asher finds a different masculine role model in his literature teacher Rami and forges a special bond with him."

The Secrets
"While studying at a women's religious seminary in Safed, Naomi and her new friend explore the complexities of a religious lifestyle in a vibrant environment of youth, rebellion, and desire as they befriend a beautiful, mysterious older woman."

Śemikhah ḥashmalit u-shemah Mosheh = An Electric Blanket Named Moshe
"Follows a day in the life of a down-and-out Tel Aviv threesome: two pimps, Levy and Moshe, and their prostitute Malka. It's an Israeli cult classic and a window into one trio's strange lives and their desperate attempts at redemption."

Seven Minutes in Heaven
"Galia, a young woman from Jerusalem, and her boyfriend Oren board a local bus. The bus explodes, leaving Oren in a coma and Galia with severe burns and memory loss: she lacks memory of the day of the terrorist attack and the days leading up to it. The film begins one year after the attack, upon Oren's death. As Galia undergoes physical and mental therapy, she attempts to stitch together the shattered fragments of her life and soul."

The Shelter
"When Israel is attacked by a nuclear missile, an 11-year-old boy and his father take shelter in an underground bunker. They must adjust to a new way of life in their cramped underground quarters, and emotionally deal with the death of the boy's mother six months earlier. Soon the boy realizes that his father has been keeping some secrets in the underground shelter that are too terrible to tell."

Shene Ḳuni Lemel = Two Kuni Lemels
"A matchmaker without suitable suitors, look-alikes who don't match, and daughters who deceive are the unlikely heroes of this madcap comedy about lovers and other strangers."

Sherman In the Winter
"A small town detective tracks down the people responsible for taking the daughter of a powerful member of the council."

Shnat efes = Year Zero
"This film takes us into the world of strangers whose lives change forever when they finally meet: a young mother with a 10-year-old tries to make ends meet after she's fired; a blind man's seeing-eye dog is killed by a hit-and-run driver; a married couple in their 40s fight over an unplanned pregnancy; a radio producer faces his past as he creates a historical radio program about his father; an unethical businessman is forced to come home to Israel to take care of his aging dad. They'll have a chance to change, a new starting place-- a year zero."

Skipper Trilogy: Father, Son and a Whole Lot Of Trouble
"Vol. 1. Chico, a boat tour guide, has to fight his ex-wife for custody of their son, Ben, when she decides he would be better off with her. Will Chico and Ben be able to stay together? ; vol. 2. Chico and Ben are happy together, but then the government tries to separate them again! And when it seems as if Chico's new girlfriend is cheating on him, he takes off for Greece. Can Ben help his father keep them together? ; vol. 3 Chico has married again, and relocates with his new family to Eilat. However, when his ex-wife's new husband decides to build a giant mall, everyone's livelihood is threatened. Can Chico and his ex put aside their differences and stop him?"

Stigma = Ot kain
"Tells the story of a soldier who is rejected by his family and friends after he is discharged from a mental hospital."

Strange Course of Events
"Shaul returns to his hometown of Haifa for a reckoning with the father he has not seen in five years. Getting along with a hippie mother-in-law with a penchant for New Age philosophy, a daughter on the verge of adolescence, and a father who's been converted to the healing powers of yoga is not easy."

Tel Aviv Stories
"Follow the important moments in the lives of three outspoken and humorous young ladies. One is on the hunt for Mr. Right, one takes hostages in a desperate attempt to find her estranged husband and another puts Tel Aviv on edge trying to save a kitten."

There Were Nights = Haiu leilot
"After a short prison term and losing his wife to cancer, a man uses his young daughter, an only child, as his emotional crutch. At 25, she is about to begin her life, but she must overcome the grip of her father's desperate loneliness and sense of loss."

There Was No War in '72
"A coming-of-age tale about the odyssey of every generation: the troubling final moments of youth, before innocence is lost forever."

"After dying for 40 minutes, a scholar is revived. After he comes back to life, suddenly feeling strange, he suspects God is testing him."

To Take a Wife
"A young woman trying to raise three children, work from home, and observe the strict Moroccan traditions of her family finds herself at constant odds with her husband and her brothers, who want her to stay married and leave behind the notions of being loved and free."

Turn Left at the End of the World = Sof ha'olam smola
"A tiny Israeli village in the Negev Desert is home to people from both Morocco and India. They have poverty in common and little else. Two families will be brought together by the unlikely friendship of daughters. There is the sultry Moroccan, Nicole, and the thoughtful Indian, Sara. The women's youth and lust for freedom overcome cultural prejudices. For this community and these two friends, the road to harmony is full of twists and turns."