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The Barbecue People (2003)

Ha-Mangalistim (original title)
A family of Iraqi-Israelis, each with his or her own weaknesses and determination, gathers for an Independence Day picnic. Their background stories are presented, reaching back as little as... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ali Suliman ... Soldier
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raymonde Abecassis ... Na'ima Ida
Yigal Adika ... Gidon
Ya'acov Agasi Ya'acov Agasi ... Old Eliyahu
Israel Bright ... Eli Ida
Timika Haskins Timika Haskins ... Chambermaid
Victor Ida Victor Ida ... Ha'im Ida
Dana Ivgy ... Tikva Ida
Shlomo Kabudi Shlomo Kabudi ... Taxi Driver
Lloyd Kaufman ... Himself
Makram Khoury ... Ezra
Tarik Kopty
Eliyahu Morad Eliyahu Morad
Yehezkel Ozer Yehezkel Ozer
Francis Romano Francis Romano ... Police interrogator
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A family of Iraqi-Israelis, each with his or her own weaknesses and determination, gathers for an Independence Day picnic. Their background stories are presented, reaching back as little as a few days or as far back as the War of Independence and the old country before that, and interlocking in ways that even they never realize. Written by Nozz

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Drama

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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew | English

Release Date:

8 May 2003 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

The Barbecue People See more »

Filming Locations:

Ashdod, Israel See more »

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Metro Productions See more »
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Very Good Israeli Movie
1 August 2006 | by babyshoeSee all my reviews

I would highly recommend this movie. The story involves one family celebrating a holiday with a bbq. The plot weaves the story of the father, mother, son, and daughter, each happening at the same time, but from a different perspective. This is a finely crafted script and well done film.

My main reason for writing this review is to say how incredible the father was in the movie. After watching the DVD and seeing the behind the scenes section, they mentioned that he was not a professional actor. I don't know his name, but in my opinion, he stole the movie. the father's section is perhaps the most believable.

The only criticism I would have for the film-makers is that some background information is missing, essential to the film. I had a lot of questions of the characters, mainly: "Why are you doing this?" Other than that a very good film. The main message is that you never really know what someone is going through at any time.


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