Bar 51 (1986)

R | | Crime, Drama | June 1986 (Israel)
After the mother's death, the siblings leave the family home and go to Tel Aviv. They both intend to start a new life. They meet the transgender Apolonia, the owner of Bar 51, who offers them help and work.


Amos Guttman
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Credited cast:
Smadar Kilchinsky ... Mariana / Thomas' sister
Juliano Mer-Khamis ... Thomas / Mariana's brother (as Juliano Mer)
Ada Valerie-Tal ... Appolonia / transgender
Rahel Shor Rahel Shor ... Eva / Mariana and Thomas' mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alon Aboutboul ... Aranjuez
Mosko Alkalai ... Karl
Belinka Metzner Belinka Metzner ... Luna
Irit Sheleg ... Zara (as Irit Shelag)
David Wilson ... Aaron


Thomas and his sister Mariana, who have an incestuous love leave the family home and go to Tel Aviv after the death of their Christian mother Eva. They both intend to start a new life. They meet transgender Apollonia, the owner of bar 51, who offers them help and allows them to live in his apartment. Thomas and his unnatural love for his sister remain unexpressed, and his jealousy is beyond control. If his sister wants to lead at least some normal life, she will have to break her dependence on her brother and move on. Written by lament

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Crime | Drama







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June 1986 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Orphans of the Storm See more »

Filming Locations:

Tel Aviv, Israel

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