Sallah

  • 1964
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

An oriental Jew, played by the gifted actor Topol, immigrates with his family to the newly formed state of Israel in 1949. They take up housing in a run-down camp until they can afford better living conditions. But Topol is forever lazy and will only work up a sweat to scheme his way out of real work. He sells his vote in elections several times over as...read more

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An oriental Jew, played by the gifted actor Topol, immigrates with his family to the newly formed state of Israel in 1949. They take up housing in a run-down camp until they can afford better living conditions. But Topol is forever lazy and will only work up a sweat to scheme his way out

of real work. He sells his vote in elections several times over as one way to raise some easy cash. His lovely daughter Noni falls in love with Einstein, a resident of a kibbutz. Topol fools a cab driver into buying Noni for Einstein. Topol's son Levi has problems with his love life when he falls

for another kibbutz member, Almagor. The kibbutz director wants some money from Topol, but through his constant scheming, he exposes Israel's housing problems and finagles an apartment for his family at last. An Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Film, losing to YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND

TOMORROW.

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