The Matchmaker

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  112 min.
Release Date: August 31, 2012 (limited)

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
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Cast: Adir Miller, Maya Dagan, Tuval Shafir, Dror Keren, Dov Navon


Arik, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a matchmaker. Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, has an office in back of a movie theater that shows only love stories, run by a family of seven Romanian dwarves in the seedy area by the port. Yankele introduces Arik to a new world, built on the ruins of an old one. As Arik begins to learn the mysteries of the human heart through his work with Yankele, he falls in love with Tamara, his friend Beni's cousin. Tamara has just returned from America and is full of talk of women's rights, free love and rock and roll. The disparate parts of Arik's life collide in unexpected, often funny and very moving ways as he lives through a summer that changes him forever.

Director: Avi Nesher
Studio: Ciné maison royale
Producer(s): Moshe Edery, Tami Leon, Avraham Pirchi, Natan Caspi
Screenplay: Avi Nesher

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  • 5 stars "the matchmaker is one of the best israeli movies i've ever seem. if you don't speak hebrew you might not understand the humor (in some parts) but its still worth watching."
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