Matchmaker

The Matchmaker

Director: Avi Nesher

Cast: Avi Nesher, Adir Miller, Maya Dagan, Don Navon

     
 

A teenager learns some important lessons about love and life one summer in this romantic drama from director Avi Nesher. It's 1968, and culturally Israel is finally letting go of the style and mores of the 1950s as the upheaval of the '60s is beginning to make itself felt. Arik (Tuval Shafir) is a 16-year-old…  See more details below

Overview

A teenager learns some important lessons about love and life one summer in this romantic drama from director Avi Nesher. It's 1968, and culturally Israel is finally letting go of the style and mores of the 1950s as the upheaval of the '60s is beginning to make itself felt. Arik (Tuval Shafir) is a 16-year-old boy with a taste for detective novels who is looking for a summer job. Arik's father introduces him to someone who can put him to work -- Yankele Bride (Adir Miller) is a matchmaker who finds mates for lonely souls, and he gives Arik a job digging up information on potential mates for his clients. Yankele's philosophy is to give people "what they need, not what they want," and he searches for mates for a variety of clients, ranging from a beautiful midget (Bat-el Papura) to a bitter librarian (Dror Kenen). Arik also finds himself falling in love when he meets Tamara (Neta Porat), a girl with a wild streak who is spending the simmer in Haifa. But Arik isn't sure why the matchmaker who is so clearly infatuated with the pretty Clara (Maya Dagan) is still single, and the boy also tries to make sense of some gossip about how Yankele survived the holocaust. The Matchmaker received its North American premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/30/2013
UPC:
0794504746655
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
NR
Source:
Passion River
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:52:00
Sales rank:
87,455

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adir Miller Actor,Yankele Bride
Maya Dagan Actor,Clara Epstein
Don Navon Yozi Burstein,Actor
Tuval Shafir Actor,Arik Burstein
Dror Keren Actor,Meir the Librarian
Bat-El Papura Sylvia
Eli Jaspan Uncle Nadgi
Yael Leventhal Tikva Abadi
Yarden Bar-Kochva Nili Burstein
Neta Porat Tamara
Kobi Farag Moshe Abadi
Tom Gal Benny Abadi
Eyal Shechter Arik Burstein - Adult

Technical Credits
Avi Nesher Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Michel Abramowicz Cinematographer
Eti Ben-Nun Makeup
Natan Caspi Producer
Rami Damari Executive Producer
Rami Damri Co-producer
Yisrael David Sound/Sound Designer
Eviatar Dotan Co-producer,Executive Producer
Moshe Edery Producer
Leon Edery Producer
Tami Leon Producer
Tamar Leon Producer
David Liss Sound Mixer
Miguel Markin Art Director,Production Designer
Chilik Michaeli Producer
Shlomo Mograbi Co-producer
Ishai Mor Executive Producer
Shlomo Mugrabi Executive Producer
Avraham Pirchi Producer
Philippe Sarde Score Composer
Isaac Sehayek Editor
Liat Sheinin Makeup Special Effects
David Silber Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Matchmaker
1. Chapter 1 [13:03]
2. Chapter 2 [8:44]
3. Chapter 3 [12:33]
4. Chapter 4 [20:18]
5. Chapter 5 [18:21]
6. Chapter 6 [20:11]
7. Chapter 7 [18:54]
8. Chapter 8 [5:18]

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