The Israel Film Fund Collection

A Thousand and One Wives

97 Minutes, 1989
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Directed by: Michal Bat-Adam
Cast: Yossi Pollak, Rita , Salim Dau, Levana Finkelstein, Nissim Azikri
Production:Effi Atad
Production Company:Herzliya Studios
Photographer: Yoav Kosh
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Jerusalem, early 20th century. Following the death of his second wife, Naftali Siman-Tov (Yossi Pollak) will not hear of getting married for the third time, fearing that a curse may befall any woman who gives herself to him. However, his inner circle within the Bukharan community of which he is a member, convince him to marry young maiden, Flora (Rita). This is director, Michal Bat-Adam’s fifth film, based on the story, ONE THOUSAND WIVES IS A GOOD SIGN, by Dan Benya-Sri that first appeared in the SHADOW BIRDS collection.

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