DVD - 2013 | French
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Alex, a young Parisian drug dealer, longs to make a new beginning by opening a restaurant in Tel Aviv with his cousin and make "aliyah", the immigration of Diaspora Jews to Israel, but he must face conflicts that include leaving the city he loves, drug dealing, his complicated love life with a new woman, and a troubled older brother whom he is always financially rescuing.
Publisher: [New York] : Film Movement, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781470338589
Branch Call Number: DVD FRE/ENG ALIYAH
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (NTSC, 88 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,Dolby Digital 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1
Alternative Title: On the road to Tel-Aviv


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Dec 10, 2017

This is a 2012 French drama film directed by Elie Wajeman.
The film depicts the struggle of Alex, a 27-year-old Jewish drug dealer who lives in Paris.
He plans to do his Aliyah and move to Israel for the chance of a better life.
His brother, Isaac, keeps pestering him for money.
Alex's desire to move to Israel is not so much grown out of Zionism, but because nothing holds him back in France, in spite of his recent encounter with a gentile girl, Jeanne.

voisjoe1 Oct 28, 2013

A man who left Israel at a young age for Paris with his parents now leads a life of hustling drugs and putting up with a brother who is always getting into financial trouble with mob-like characters. He actually knows next to nothing about Israel, but he finds an opportunity to go into business in Tel Aviv with a friend. Lots of his contacts try to dissuade from leaving suggesting that his idea of emigration is impractical. The film rests mostly on his relations with his family, but they have no desire to listen to his plan of going to Tel Aviv.


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