Arik, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a matchmaker. Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, has an office in back of a movie theater that shows only love stories, run by a family of seven Romanian dwarves in the seedy area by the port. Yankele introduces Arik to a new world, built on the ruins of an old one. As Arik begins to learn the mysteries of the human heart through his work with Yankele, he falls in love with Tamara, his friend Beni's cousin. Tamara has just returned from America and is full of talk of women's rights, free love and rock and roll. The disparate parts of Arik's life collide in unexpected ways as he lives through a summer that changes him forever.
Limited Release in United States August 17, 2012
Released in United States 2010
Released in United States 2010 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Main Competition) October 7-21, 2010.)
Released in United States 2011 (Modern Masters)
Released in United States 2011
Limited Release in United States August 17, 2012 (New York City)