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Noodle

Directed by Ayelet Menahemi

Israel | 90 minutes | 2007

Hebrew with English subtitles

A charming and deeply moving comic-drama about a young Israeli woman and an abandoned Chinese boy whose lives converge in the most surprising manner. Miri, a thirty something flight attendant who has been twice widowed, lives with her volatile sister Gila, who is in the throes of a mid-life crisis. Returning home from work one day Miri thinks nothing of being asked to look after their Chinese maid’s young son. But when she fails to return Miri finds herself with a six-year-old Chinese boy silently waiting for his mother to come back. Thus begins a remarkable journey involving family, friends and an array of engaging characters, crossing continents and cultures in an attempt to reunite mother and child. Flawless script, witty dialogue, and well-crafted visuals are all spiced up with a sensitive insight into human lives and loves, turning this film into a meaningful cinematic experience.
Director Ayelet Menahemi
Countries of Production Israel
Year of Presentation 2007
Language(s) Hebrew with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 90 minutes
Principal Cast Mili Avital, BaoQi Chen, Alon Aboutboul
Award(s)

Nominated for 10 Israeli Ophir Awards

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