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Summary: Alex, 27, lives in a working-class Paris neighborhood and sells drugs for a living, continuously paying off the debts of his brother Isaac (played by French auteur Cedric Kahn), who's becoming a real burden. When his cousin, who has just returned from completing his military service in Israel, tells him he's opening a restaurant in Tel Aviv, Alex thinks that joining him might be the life-changing opportunity he was waiting for. But in order to leave, Alex must quickly find enough money and accomplish his "aliyah" (the term for Jews emigrating to Israel) which involves, among other things, Hebrew lessons and connecting with his Jewish roots. He also has to leave behind his beloved city of Paris, his former lover Esther, his lifelong friend Mathias, and Jeanne, a woman whom he's just met but has the potential of becoming someone important in his life. Torn between making his aliyah, his drug selling, his complicated love life and a destructive brother, Alex will have to find his own way and make a final decision. [Film Movement]

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Runtime: 90 min
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Production: France 2 Cin
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Language: French
Director Credit
Elie Wajeman Director
Writer Credit
Elie Wajeman Writer
Gaëlle Macé Writer
Cast Credit
Adele Haenel Jeanne
Aim Gabriel
Bertrand Constant Claude
Brigitte Jaques-Wajeman La Tante
Cédric Kahn Isaac Raphaelson
David Geselson Nathan
Guillaume Gouix Mathias
Jean-Baptiste Az Le Client
Jean-Marie Winling Le P
Louise Roch Lucie
Mar Sodupe Ana
Marion Picard R
Olivier Desautel Polo
Pio Marmaï Alex Raphaelson
Sarah Lepicard Esther
Producer Credit
Lola Gans Producer
Yov Moor Co-Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: