The Simchon Family (1964)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - Israel  |  
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Esteemed Israeli theatrical actor Meir Margalith, in his first film role, plays an upper-class wannabe who bites off more class than he can chew. Though unable to procure an income to sustain his lifestyle, diplomat Noah Simchon (Margalith) moves his oddball family into a penthouse apartment. Noah hopes that by continuing to act as if he were part of the upper echelon, he could wow the elite and ultimately be accepted into their ranks. Based on a popular weekly radio program, this satirical comedy did quite well in Israel at the time of its release.

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daughter, diplomat, eccentric, family, fantasy, imagination, Israeli [nationality], manager, moving, social-climber, society, son, strange, strategy, telephone, war, wife