Every Time We Say GoodbyeDirector: Moshe Mizrahi, Tom Hanks, Christina Marsillach, Benedict Taylor
In this romantic drama set during World War II, David (Tom Hanks) is an American pilot serving with the Royal Air Force. While recovering from an injury in Jerusalem, David meets Sarah (Christina Marsillach), whose best friend is engaged to David's squadron leader. David and Sarah become fast friends and soon find they've fallen in love. However, Sarah's family are Sephardic Jews who are not enthusiastic about her seeing an American, particularly one whose father is a Protestant minister. While David and Sarah want to see their romance through, her family is just as determined to stop it, to the point of barricading her inside her room. Every Time We Say Goodbye marked the first English-speaking film role for Spanish star Christina Marsillach.
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|Orna Porat||Mrs. Finkelstein|
|Rona Doron||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Philippe Sarde||Score Composer|
|Micky Zahar||Art Director|
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"Every Time We Say Goodbye" is Tom Hanks' first dramatic role and Cristina Marsillach's only English language role. It is set in September-November 1942 in Jerusalem and vicinity. Hanks plays David, an American who joined the R.A.F. in Canada before Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Marsillach plays Sarah, an 18 year old girl, the youngest sibling of a large Serphardic Jewish family. Sarah is destined to marry within the Serphardic tradition. Within the doctrines of the Serphardic tradition, it would be unthinkable and heretical for Sarah to date David much less have a relationship with him. The eyes deliver to the heart that for which it yearns. Fences of tradition and doctrines are unable to stop love, for love knows no distance or barrier that can restrain it or kill it. "Every Time We Say Goodbye" fell through the cracks in the States when it opened in November 1986. This probably happened because it makes the viewer think--about interpersonal relationships. The story is about life, life that refuses to be turned into a routine directed by external authorities. If you want to watch a love story with a clever script, an inventive director (also the source of the story), a creative cinematographer, and superior actors, then you can be rewarded by catching up with this movie. Remember Rick and Ilsa at the end of "Casablanca"? Well, wait till you catch your bated breath near the end with Sarah and David in the scene at the outdoor cafe where they first met.