• Production: Marek Rozenbaum, Ron Akerman
    Israel Broadcasting Authority
  • Starring: Aryeh Moskona, Dafna Rechter, Moti Giladi
  • Written By: Haim Merin
  • Distributed By: Meever layam Film Production, IsraeliFilms, SISU Home Entertainment
  • Country: Israel
  • Language: Hebrew

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Over the Ocean

Narrative | 1991 | 91 min.
Directed by: Jacob Goldwasser

When Morris, a fellow survivor of the Nazi concentration camps, comes to visit Menachem in Israel in 1962, Menachem is glad to see him, and intrigued by his tales about nearly limitless prosperity and opportunity in Canada. He is deeply worried about the future of his family in war-ridden Israel--should he relocate his family to Toronto? Menachem's ten-year-old son Haim is far too busy playing games and planning dangerous forays into neighboring countries to notice his father's preoccupations, and his brother-in-law is ferociously dedicated to implementing socialist ideals in a strong Israel and is not about to leave. However, his daughter Miri has been seeing a bad sort of fellow and is in real danger of getting into trouble with him. He sends his daughter to Toronto to get her out of trouble but has second thoughts about leaving Israel for good.

See more about Over the Ocean at the Israel Film Center

Critical Acclaim

Israeli Film Academy Awards:
*Best Actor
*Best Actress
*Best Art Direction
*Best Costume Design
*Best Director
*Best Film
*Best Film Editing
*Best Music
*Best Screenplay
*Best Supporting Actress

Berlin International Film Festival

Peninsula Jewish Film Festival

Montreal World Film Festival

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