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Alex is Lovesick

Directed by: Boaz Davidson
88 Minutes, 1986, Comedy; Romance

Alex is a thirteen-year-old boy who is about to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah. Alex has typical Polish parents who work hard to make ends meet. On account of their difficult economic situation, they are compelled to share their apartment with a Persian tenant named Faruk that tries to fight his baldness by means of different creams. But when Alex falls in love with the new girl in his class, Mimi, his aunt Lola arrives in Israel from Poland to search for lost love. Alex falls for his aunt and she on her part gives him more than just maternal love. This film is notable for its careful reconstruction of the ’50s, known as the Austerity period in Israel.

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Credits

Director: Boaz Davidson

Producer: Berkey Pathe’ Humphries Israel Ltd.
Producer: Yitzhak Shani

Cast: Sharon Hacohen

Cast: Uri Kabiri

Cast: Avi Kushnir

Cast: Hana Rot

Cast: Jospeh Shiloach

Cast: Eitan Anshel

Written by: Boaz Davidson

Distributor: Berkey Pathe' Humphries Ltd