Menemsha Films | Release Date: August 17, 2012
Summary: Arik, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a matchmaker. Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, has an office in back of a movie theater that shows only love stories, run by a family of seven Romanian dwarves in the seedy area by the port. Yankele introduces Arik to a new world, built on the ruins of an old one. As Arik begins to learn the mysteries of the human heart through his work with Yankele, he falls in love with Tamara, his friend Beni's cousin. Tamara has just returned from America and is full of talk of women's rights, free love and rock and roll. The disparate parts of Arik's life collide in unexpected, often funny and very moving ways as he lives through a summer that changes him forever. Avi Nesher's latest film mixes comedy with drama as it tells a coming-of-age story unlike any you've ever seen before. (Menemsha Films)
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Runtime: 112 min
Rating: Not Rated
Official Site: http://www.menemshafilms.com/the-matchmaker-once-i-was.html
Production: Metro Communications
Genres: Drama
Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew
Director Credit
Avi Nesher Director
Writer Credit
Amir Gutfreund Writer
Avi Nesher Writer
Cast Credit
Adir Miller Yankele Bride
Bat-El Papura Sylvia
Dov Navon Yozi Burstein
Dror Keren Meir The Librarian
Eli Yatzpan Uncle Nadgi
Eyal Shehter Arik Burstein - Adult
Kobi Faraj Moshe Abadi
Maya Dagan Clara Epstein
Neta Porat Tamara
Shira Alfandari The Rabbi's Wife
Tom Gal Benny Abadi
Tuval Shafir Arik Burstein
Ya'ackov Bodo Adv. Segalson
Yael Levental Tikva Abadi
Yarden Bar-Kochba Nili Burstein
Producer Credit
Avi Nesher Executive Producer
Avraham Pirchi Co-Producer
Chilik Michaeli Executive Producer
David Silber Executive Producer
Ishay Mor Executive Producer
Moshe Edery Co-Producer
Natan Caspi Co-Producer
Tami Leon Co-Producer