Sweet Mud (Adama Meshuga'at) (2007)




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On a kibbutz in southern Israel in the 1970's, Dvir Avni realizes that his mother is mentally ill. In this closed community, bound by rigid rules, Dvir must navigate between the kibbutz motto of equality and the stinging reality that his mother has, in effect, been abandoned by the community.
Art House & International , Drama
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Critic Reviews for Sweet Mud (Adama Meshuga'at)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

An appealing coming-of-age tale that takes on the difficult issues of mental illness and conformity.

Full Review… | June 15, 2007
Toronto Star
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If [director] Shaul means for his indictment to have some contemporary resonance, to hint at conformist pressures in the current Israeli state, he fails to give us any of the blocks needed to build that thesis.

Full Review… | June 15, 2007
Globe and Mail
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This is a film from the heart, from a firsthand familiarity that yields conflicted emotions over the gap between an ideal and its realization.

January 19, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
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A tendency toward broad novelistic storytelling... robs Sweet Mud of a focus.

Full Review… | September 20, 2006
Top Critic

The plot may sound familiar, but director/writer Dror Shaul makes it fresh with his vivid and often bitterly funny depiction of the film's setting, a kibbutz in the 1970s.

Full Review… | March 22, 2016
Jerusalem Post

If the film is an indictment of anything it is how the collective experience of the kibbutz is at odds with family loyalties.

November 8, 2007
The Jewish Advocate

Audience Reviews for Sweet Mud (Adama Meshuga'at)


A decent story of a mother and son who have a not-so-great existence in a kibbutz system. A good depiction of how sometimes the strongest communities can effectively abandon one of their own.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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