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Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

Summary: In Jerusalem's orthodox neighborhoods, it's Succoth, seven days celebrating life's essentials in a sukkot, a temporary shack of both deprivation and hospitality. A devout couple, Moshe and Mali, married nearly five years and childless, are broke and praying for a miracle. Suddenly, miracles abound: a friend finds Moshe a sukkot he says is abandoned, Moshe is the beneficiary of local charitable fundraising, and two escaped convicts arrive on Moshe and Mali's doorstep in time to be their ushpizin - their guests. The miracles then become trials. Rabbinical advice, absolution, an effort to avoid anger, and a 1000-shekel citron figure in Moshe's dark night of the soul.
Runtime: 90 min
Rating: Rated PG for mild thematic elements.
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Languages: Yiddish, Hebrew
Home Release Date: Apr 4, 2006
Director Credit
Giddi Dar Director
Writer Credit
Shuli Rand Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Michal Bat-Sheva Rand Malli Bellanga
Shuli Rand Moshe
Cast Credit
Avraham Abutboul Ben Baruch
Daniel Rand Elazar
Ilan Ganani Yossef
Michael Vaigel Ethrog Assessor
Rabbi Daniel Dayan The Rabbi
Shaul Mizrahi Eliyahu Scorpio
Shmuel Ovadia Wolf
Yizhak Levkovits Charity
Yonathan Danino Gabai
Producer Credit
Gadi Levy Acting Producer
Giddi Dar Producer
Rafi Bukai Producer
Shlomit Smadja Acting Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: