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They Were Ten (1960)





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This respectable but uninspired film by novice Baruch Dienar is in Hebrew, was shot in Galilee, and tells the story of ten settlers at the end of the 19th century. Josef (Oded Teomi) and his wife Manya (Ninette Linar), as well as eight other men, arrive in Galilee from Eastern Europe, intent on making a go of farming. If farming were their only challenge, then life would be normal. But they are faced with poor terrain, antagonistic Turkish rulers, and animosity from their Arab neighbors. Water and land rights are at stake as religious and ethnic biases pile up and cause friction. Aside from these contretemps, there is a universal threat to survival when everyone is hit by a long drought. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


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