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Summary: A coming-of-age saga set against the tense backdrop of Arab-Israeli politics. Mendy is a young Rabbinical student whose mind is too full of curiosity about the world that exists outside the restrictions of Orthodox Judaism. Recognizing his distraction, Mendy's teacher suggests that he visit a prostitute to get it out of his system. But on a fateful night, when he meets Sacha, a captivating Russian expatriate, who works in a Tel Aviv bordello, his appetite for outside experience only grows stronger.
Runtime: 102 min
Rating: Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use.
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Languages: English, Arabic, Russian, Hebrew
Home Release Date: Sep 7, 2004
Director Credit
Eitan Gorlin Director
Writer Credit
Eitan Gorlin Writer
Cast Credit
Albert Iluz Razi
Alon Dahan Reb Nocham (Mendy's Rabbi)
Arie Hassfari Jamal (Schoolboy)
Aryeh Moskona The Exterminator
Harel Noff Hobo Priest
Icho Avital Bar Patron
Lanny Shahaf Exterminator's Wife
Liat Bein Mendy's Mother
Louise Asher Screaming Lady
Lupo Berkowitch Daryl
Mosko Alkalai Professor Milan
Oren Rehany Mendy
Saul Stein Mike
Tchelet Semel Natasha "Sasha" Sonsova
Yehoyachin Friedlander Mendy's Father
Producer Credit
Arnon Regular Associate Producer
Eyal Sadan Line Producer
Isil Bagdadi Executive Producer
Michael Sergio Executive Producer
Ran Borgin Producer
Saul Stein Co-Executive Producer
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