Sallah Shabati (1964). A Classic of Israeli Cinema. DVD. Format: PAL
Available in PAL (Europe) system ONLY
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Probably the best Israeli film ever made!
Oscar-nominated for best foreign film, 1964.
Israeli stage and film favorite Chaim Topol tops the cast of Sallah. Topol plays a Jewish refugee who moves his family to Israel shortly after the official establishment of that "promised land." Unlike his hard-working new neighbors, Topol is shiftless and lazy, forever finding the easiest, most painless means to support his family. Amazingly, Topol becomes a hero when, while wheeling and dealing, he uncovers misappropriations and corner-cutting in Israel's housing industry.
Director: Ephraim Kishon
Starring: Hayim Topol, Geula Nuni, Gila Almagor, Albert Cohen
Run Time: 110 min.
Available Subtitles: English, Hebrew
Number of discs: 1
Format: Full Screen, Subtitled