Restoration (Boker tov adon Fidelman) 2011 - Israeli Movie DVD
Boker Tov Mister Fidelman (Restoration) is a film telling the story of the tense relationship between Yaakov Fidelman his son, Noah, and his assistant/ apprentice Anton, who work together in Yaakov’s Furniture restoration shop. The Future of the shop is in doubt. Yaakov’s son Noah wants to sell the shop, while Yaakov wants tries to hold onto it in any way possible. Complications arise when Noah’s wife joins the effort to save the shop. This is director, Yosi Madmoni’s second film. He also directed the hit TV series, “Bat Yam - New York” & “Take Away” The movie features Sasson Gabai as Yaakov Fidelman, Henry David as Anton, and Nevo Kimche as Noah. The Screenwriter, Erez Kav El received an award for this script at the prestigious Sundance Festival.
Anton, a troubled Young man, with a spotty work record, appears at Yaakov Fidelman and Maksim Malmud’s Furniture Restoration Shop and takes the lowest, dirtiest job in the place. As luck would have it, Malmud died that very night leaving Fidelman alone to manage the business.
The Deceased partner leaves his part of the shop to Noah, a Tel Aviv lawyer (Fidelman’s son).
Noah doesn’t see any economic sense to the shop and wants to sell the failing shop to a developer. Fidelman sr. refuses to hear about the destruction of his life’s work. The result is a battle of wills between father & son. Enter a new “character” a priceless Steinway piano that Anton finds among the junk in the back of the shop. Fidelman sees it as the key to saving the shop. If he finds an original medal for the piano, he can sell it for a huge sum and save his shop. The search brings together shades of mystery, including Eve, Noah’s wife, who aids in the search.
The Triangle becomes more complicated when Anton falls in love with Eve, Noah’s wife. Eve is about to give birth and feels trapped in her pregnancy. From this point on the two men compete not only for the love of a father, but for same woman and her unborn baby. Fidelman must choose between a “son” and continuation of his way of life and his biological son which means coming to grips with the end of his way of life & nearing death.
- Language: Hebrew English Subtitles
- Original Release date: 2011
- Genre: Drama
- Media: DVD PAL
- Runtime: 105 min