The Matchmaker

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 ...
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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: 7/30/2013
  • UPC: 794504746655
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Rating:

  • Source: Passion River
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 1:52:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 56,739

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adir Miller , Yankele Bride
Maya Dagan , Clara Epstein
Don Navon Yozi Burstein,
Tuval Shafir , Arik Burstein
Dror Keren , 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 Participant
Tom Gal Participant
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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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Matchmaker
   Play Feature
   Chapters
   Trailers
      The Matchmaker
      Aftermath
      Nicky's Family
      La Rafle
      Restoration
      A Matter Of Size
      Anita
      Nora's Will
      Saviors In The Night
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