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OR (MY TREASURE)

by Keren Yedaya

synopsis

Ruthie and Or, a mother and her daughter, live in a small Tel Aviv flat. Ruthie has been a prostitute for the last twenty years. Or has tried many times to have her quit working the street, but without success. The daily routine of the 17 year-old Or is an endless succession of petty jobs : washing dishes in a restaurant, cleaning staircases and collecting deposit bottles while attending high school whenever she can. Ruthie's health is worsening. After an umpteenth visit to her mother at the hospital, Or decides that this time, things must change for good.

international title: Or (My Treasure)
original title: Or - mon trésor
country: France, Israel
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Keren Yedaya
film run: 100'
release date: FR 01/12/2004, SE 15/04/2005, BE 18/05/2005
screenplay: Sari Ezouz, Keren Yedaya
cast: Ronit Elkabetz, Dana Ivgy, Meshar Cohen, Katia Zinbris, Shmuel Edelman, Siyalit Tamir, Sarit Vino-Elad
cinematography by: Laurent Brunet
art director: Avi Fahima
producer: Emmanuel Agneray, Jérôme Bleitrach, Marek Rozenbaum, Itai Tamir
production: Bizibi Productions, Transfax Films
distributor: Rezo Films, Folkets Bio, Victory Productions
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