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Sallah Shabati (1964)





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Israeli stage and film favorite Topol tops the cast of Sallah. Topol plays a Jewish refugee who moves his family to Israel shortly after the official establishment of that "promised land." Unlike his hard-working new neighbors, Topol is shiftless and lazy, forever finding the easiest, most painless means to support his family. Amazingly, Topol becomes a hero when, while wheeling and dealing, he uncovers misappropriations and corner-cutting in Israel's housing industry. This Menahem Golan production was originally released in Israel as Sallah Shabati. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Ephraim Kishon
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On DVD: Mar 27, 2007
SISU Home Entertainment Inc.


as Sallah Shabati
Geula Nuni
as Habbubah Shabati
Gila Almagor
as Bathsheva Sosialit
Esther Greenberg
as Sallah's Wife
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Pleasant but meandering ethnic sitcom comedy.

Full Review… | October 26, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of the most popular films in the history of Israeli cinema, this Oscar-nominated comedy catapulted Topol to international fame, resulting in his getting the title role of the musical Fiddler on the Roof.

Full Review… | July 10, 2009

Wonderfully rude and very funny. One of the finest films made in Israel.

Full Review… | March 5, 2007
Film Threat

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