Alila Poster

Release Date: February 27th, 2004

DVD Release Date: November 9th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary
Residents of (Yaël Abecassis, Uri Klauzner, Hanna Laslo) of an apartment building in the working-class section of Tel Aviv, Israel, go about their daily lives.

Cast: Yael Abecassis, Uri Klauzner, Hanna Laslo, Ronit Elkabetz, Amos Lavie, Lupo Berkowitch, Liron Levo, Yosef Carmon

Director: Amos Gitai

Genres: Drama

Production Co: MP Productions

Distributors: Mongrel Media

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Ultimately lacks the textural depth and emotional precision that marks the work of obvious influences here like Robert Altman, but it does offer a pungent slice of contemporary Israeli life that should prove resonant for audiences interested in the social complexities of the region. show more

  • Almost a comedy, though not an entirely successful one: It's too acerbic to be funny and too detached to be really moving. show more

  • Gitai's characters are meant to represent the Israeli people as a whole. Just as they question their lives, the filmmaker questions 21st-century Israel. show more

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