Roman Behemshechim (1985)

Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - Israel  |  
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In this conventional tale of middle-age angst, Effi Avidar (Chaim Topol) is having second thoughts about his marriage after he has a close brush with heart problems. Rejecting his poetess-wife, he looks back at his previous marriage and feels the dreams he had then are worth salvaging as he makes an effort to leave his materialistic treadmill existence behind. Meanwhile, the Israeli Labor Party is also undergoing a similar internal inspection, as the 1977 elections have just put the rightists in power for the first time. And if that is not enough, Effi is also having trouble trying to leap the generation gap that separates him from his daughter.