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The Troupe (Halahaka) 1979 DVD-Israeli movie
The time is just after the 1967 Six-day War when a group of Israeli soldiers travel around the country entertaining their fellow servicemen and women in more or less amateur musical numbers and stand-up comedy routines.English, French & Russian Subtitles.
The time is just after the 1967 Six-day War when a group of Israeli soldiers travel around the country entertaining their fellow servicemen and women in more or less amateur musical numbers and stand-up comedy routines. Interspersed with the entertainment scenes is a plot that brings certain characters together in romantic liaisons and separates others in jealous competition, as the troupe heads towards the goal of appearing on national television.
'I never belived I could be so excited from a musical. Israel of the 70's, on the crossroads between solidarity of the founding generation to the individualism of the global generation.
The army setting is the singing group and not the Comando. Between singing in army posts to the The individual intersts start poping... but the solidarity for the group still wins with a happy end and a song for peace. This naive picture is placed on the right spot, of 'what went wrong' with our society, although the film doesn't deal with it directly.
The beautifull songs of our childhood, the cast that was the foundation of the Israeli culture in the '70s-'80s. Gidi Gov, Gali Atari, Dafna Armoni, Dovale, Tuvia, Heli, Susisa, Liron Nirgad (where are you?), Gilat Ankori. So young, so beautifull, so naive.
The filming location at 'Ken Borohov Ihud' in Givataim - the pre globalisation Israel we miss so much...'
Israeli Comedy/Musical/Drama, 1979 - 112 mins
Gidi Gov, Meir Swissa, Heli Goldenberg...more
- Language: Hebrew, English Subtitles
- Media: DVD PaL (Euro system)