Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
Also known as Pick a Card, this Israeli comedy-drama, set in a Tel Aviv slum, focuses on garage electrician David (Zvika Hadar), from the northern Israel capital of Afula, who dreams of becoming a magician. His girlfriend Batya (Esti Zackheim), who works at the local supermarket, would prefer to see David in a more routine and mundane way of life. When he forms an alliance with Romanian magician Shimon (Aryeh Moskuna), Batya develops a friendship with her neighbor Vickie (Orly Perl). Selected as the opening night film at the New York Israel Film Festival, Afula Express won six Israeli Academy Awards, including "Best Picture."
dream, electrician, friendship, girlfriend, life-choices, love-choices, magic