The Joan-Sourasky Constantiner Jewish & Holocaust Cinema Collection

The Illegals

76 Minutes, 1949
Genre:
Feature

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Directed by: Meyer Levin
Cast: Yankel Mikalovitch, Tereska Torres
Photographer: Jean-Paul Alphen
Original Music: Eddy Halpern
Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Holocaust survivor Mika Vilner and his wife Sara meet in a Displaced Persons camp. When Sara becomes pregnant, the couple decides they must get to Palestine. They meet on board a Haganah ship bound for the Land of Israel, but a British plane spots the ship off the coast of Haifa…. A unique blend of documentary and fiction, The Illegals tells the heroic story of Jewish illegal immigration to Israel. Restored digital version produced by the Israel Film Archive.

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