Aliyah

Aliyah

Streaming Video - 2012 | French
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Alex lives in Paris and sells drugs for a living, continuously paying off the debts of his deadbeat brother Isaac. When his cousin tells him he's opening a restaurant in Tel Aviv, Alex must quickly find enough money and accomplish his aliyah, his return to Israel. Torn between making his aliyah, his drug selling, his complicated love life and a destructive brother, Alex will have to find his own way and make a final decision.
Publisher: [United States]: Film Movement, 2012.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 90 min.)) : sd., col.
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akirakato
Dec 10, 2017

This is a 2012 French drama film directed by Elie Wajeman.
The film depicts the struggle of Alex, a 27-year-old Jewish drug dealer who lives in Paris.
He plans to do his Aliyah and move to Israel for the chance of a better life.
His brother, Isaac, keeps pestering him for money.
Alex's desire to move to Israel is not so much grown out of Zionism, but because nothing holds him back in France, in spite of his recent encounter with a gentile girl, Jeanne.

voisjoe1 Oct 28, 2013

A man who left Israel at a young age for Paris with his parents now leads a life of hustling drugs and putting up with a brother who is always getting into financial trouble with mob-like characters. He actually knows next to nothing about Israel, but he finds an opportunity to go into business in Tel Aviv with a friend. Lots of his contacts try to dissuade from leaving suggesting that his idea of emigration is impractical. The film rests mostly on his relations with his family, but they have no desire to listen to his plan of going to Tel Aviv.

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