An American Hippie in Israel (1972)

An American Hippie in Israel (1972)

Released: 1972
Genre: Action, Comedy, Genre, Sci-Fi
Director: Amos Sefer
Starring: Lily Avidan, Shmuel Wolf, Asher Tzarfati, ,
Run time: 95 min
IMDb: 5/10
Country: Israel
Views: 107980

Synopsis

Storyline:
Incited by a disillusioned young man who has decided to flee from civilization, a group of 4 people go searching for freedom and happiness on an isolated island . When their boat goes astray and they are left without food, their animal instincts take over, bringing the film to its catastrophic end.
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BFI
User Reviews: I believe that Markastzm’s review gets everything right, except one very thing. Indeed, he is correct that the mimes and the sharks both represent "The Man", and also that the film does not refute hippie ideals, but rather shows the unrelenting glee "The Man" takes in squashing those embracing those ideals. Markastzm is wrong, however, when he states that "Neither the characters, the actors, nor the director take themselves too seriously". There is an interview with two of the actors on the blu-ray disc and they indicate that took all of this very seriously, and that – to some extent – they all naively thought they were making a important statement. And it is precisely this that makes this film such a jaw-droppingly WTF oddity. Tedious to no end, but also fun in the right mindset with the right group of friends.

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