The House on Chelouche Street Poster

Release Date: 1973

PG|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
In 1947, after the death of her husband, Clara (Gila Almagor) and her Egyptian family settle into a crowded one-room apartment in Tel Aviv, Israel. Her son, Sami (Ophir Shalhin), is bright and has a fondness for reading, but is so upset over his mother working as a maid that he drops put of school to find factory work and help support the family. He soon finds himself swept up in a strike and embraces his newfound role as an activist, even though it could mean arrest by British police.

Cast: Gila Almagor, Ophir Shalhin, Michal Bat-Adam

Director: Moshe Mizrahi

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Transformation, 1940s, Emotional, Growing up, Underdog, School


Nominated Foreign Language Film