Or (My Treasure) (2007)





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A girl struggles not to make the same mistakes that have tainted her mother's life in this drama from Israel. Or (Dana Ivgy) is a high-school-age girl living in a small Tel Aviv apartment with her mother Ruthie (Ronit Elkabetz). Ruthie has spent most of her life working as a prostitute, but with her health on the decline, Or has been forced to become the primary breadwinner in the household, washing dishes, cleaning an apartment building and collecting deposit bottles to help pay the rent when she's not busy with her studies. While Or has lined Ruthie up with a job as a domestic, Ruthie hates the work and finds herself drawn back into her life on the street, much to her daughter's displeasure. Meanwhile, Or has fallen in love with Ido (Meshar Cohen), a boy from her school, but Ido's mother knows what Ruthie does for a living, and doesn't approve of her son dating the daughter of a prostitute, especially as Or finds herself increasingly attracted to Ido. Or (My Treasure) was the first feature film from Israeli writer and director Keren Yedaya.
Art House & International , Drama
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Dramatically intense and relentlessly grim Israeli drama about the complex relationship between an aging prostitute and her teenage daughter.

Full Review… | June 17, 2011

Audience Reviews for Or (My Treasure)

really empathetic protagonist. frank depiction of the realities of sex work without falling into the common traps of glamorization or melodrama.

Gwen Wisnefske
Gwen Wisnefske

this is my first jewvie, i think, but not a bad first impression. probably overrating a bit. the girl kind of looked like my first girlfriend, but with a different complexion. definitely worth watching. i mean, i just watched the whole thing not wanting to or planning to at all. i really just want to sleep right now...

Colin Leverette
Colin Leverette

This movie is seriously disturbing. I don't regret watching it, but it is really sad. It is a little slow and long, and almost uneventful. You feel that the subject and theme of the movie was put there at the beginning, and not a whole lot more progresses...except the inevitable downward spiral at the very end.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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