Kafe im Limon (1994)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - Israel   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

The trials of a Russian who immigrates to Israel are explored in this Israeli drama. Valery Ostrovsky, an award-winning, egotistical Russian actor, and his family have high hopes when they move to Israel. They are soon disillusioned by its realities. The lifestyle is much lower than what they are accustomed to as they must initially live in a cheap trailer in a desolate neighborhood surrounded by other outsiders. Valery also quickly finds the demand for famous Russian actors is non-existent. He does try to learn Hebrew, with the assistance of Michael, his son's lovely teacher. They quickly become involved. Michael also becomes involved as a friend to Valery's wife Jana. Valery's travails continue as he tries to adjust to his new life.



survivor, actor, immigrant