Not Mine to Love (1969)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Israel  |  
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Love lost provides the basis of this touching Israeli drama. The tale begins when a man's ex-lover appears and asks that he watch over her 3-year-old son for a few days. Thinking he may be the father, and hoping it will bring her back, he says yes. The child adores him, but the man suffers conflicting emotions. On one hand, he loves the child, but on the other he hates him because he cannot have the woman and make him legally the boy's father. He begins to hate the boy even more when the mother does not return. In a seething rage, the man places a poisonous snake in the sleeping boy's room. The snake almost bites his newest lover, and shakes him out of his embittered self-pity. He accepts that the woman will never return.

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child, child-abuse, emotion, hatred, lost, love, lover, room, sleep, snake, son, boy