Not Quite Paradise (1985)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - Jun 6, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - UK  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The kibbutz setting to this standard love story between Gil (Joanna Pacula), an Israeli woman and Mike (Sam Robards), a visiting American pre-med student is not particularly relevant to the tale -- which is a twist away from the original stage play in which the two lovers do not even appear. Four Brits are also visiting the kibbutz: two complaining young men, a young woman who arrives for a stay after experiencing a nervous breakdown, and a soldier trying to assuage the psychic wounds of the past. As these people interact and the romance between Gila and Mike heats up, the story leads to several, simultaneous climactic moments -- including the kidnapping of Gila and a group of tourists and a dramatic rescue by the disenchanted Brits. Through all this, Mike must decide whether he will stay with Gila at the kibbutz or go back to the U.S.



American [nationality], British, kibbutz, kidnapping, love, rescue