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Nesher, Avi

Works: 86 works in 224 publications in 6 languages and 2,015 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Horror films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Musical films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  War films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Author, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Commentator, fmd, Other, Creator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Avi Nesher
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Most widely held works by Avi Nesher
ha-Sodot = The secrets by Tony Quéméré( Visual )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nominated for 8 Israeli Film Academy Awards, THE SECRETS presents the complexities of a religious lifestyle in a vibrant environment of youth, rebellion and desire.. Naomi, the brilliant and pious daughter of an ultra orthodox rabbi finds herself at a crossroads of life choices when her mother dies and she is expected to immediately marry her father's prodigy. Distressed yet determined, she begs that her father allow her one year to study at a women's religious seminary in Safed, the birthplace of the Kabala in order to prepare herself for the sacrifices she will make as a wife. Her father relents and Naomi's life begins to take an unexpected turn.. Devote but lively, Naomi and her new friend Michelle befriend a beautiful, mysterious older woman, Anouk, (Fanny Ardant) who is ill and living nearby who may or may not be Jewish, and may have committed a crime of passion. Naomi devises a series of rituals which will somehow "purify" Anouk and purge her of her sins, but as these stretch the borders of Jewish law they must be kept secret. Eventually this journeys into the forbidden and leads to a growing attraction between the two girls and more crossroads are faced.. "THE SECRETS is first of all continuously absorbing, which most good films must be. The performances by the three leading actresses are compelling.." - Roger Ebert. "Intriguing...passionate performances." - The New York Times
The matchmaker( Visual )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in Hebrew and English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. 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
Sof ha'olam smola = Turn left and the end of the world( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Hebrew and English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tiny Israeli village in the Negev Desert is home to people from both Morocco and India. They have poverty in common and little else. Two families will be brought together by the unlikely friendship of daughters. There is the sultry Moroccan, Nicole, and the thoughtful Indian, Sara. The women's youth and lust for freedom overcome cultural prejudices. For this community and these two friends, the road to harmony is full of twists and turns
Past life( Visual )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Hebrew and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by true events, PAST LIFE tracks the daring 1977 trans-European odyssey of two sisters – one an introverted ambitious classical music composer, and the other a combative liberal magazine editor. As they try to unravel a disturbing wartime mystery that has cast a foreboding shadow on their entire lives, they realize that freedom from the shackles of the past requires painful sacrifices, as does the struggle to discover one’s unique voice.. Winner, Best of Fest Selection at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival
Pelaʼot by Avi Nesher( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Hebrew and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arnav is a graffiti artist and bartender, who lives near the Old City of Jerusalem. Wearing a mask, he paints walls at night and hopes that Vax, his former girlfriend, will come back to him. But when Arnav sees a mysterious stranger forced into an abandoned apartment, he becomes involved with a hard-boiled investigator and the mysterious captive himself
Doppelganger by Avi Nesher( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holly Gooding arrives in Los Angeles hoping to escape her nightmare life. She is being stalked by a creature that looks and talks just like her - a creature that brutally stabbed her mother to death. But this creature is not her. It is her doppelganger - her evil alter ego whos only emotion is hate and whose only desire is to destroy her
The point men( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Isreali secret service agent is assigned to track down a terrorist who is threatening the future of the Middle East peace process. A failed mission to kill the terrorist has left the agent and his team demoted, dejected and embarrased. When members of the team begin getting killed in a series of brutal revenge killings, the agent decides to take matters into his own hands
ha-Lahaḳah( Visual )

4 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in Hebrew and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the War of Attrition, the film focuses on a group of 12 Israeli soldiers with singing talent who are formed into an entertainment troupe and sent to the front to raise morale
Taxman by Fiona Beddall( Visual )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York tax investigator (Pantoliano) and a NYPD patrolman (Wade Dominguez) go deep into the underworld of the Russian mafia to track down millions of dollars in tax fraud and find themselves swept into a vortex of mystery, intrigue and murder
Ritual( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Alice Dodgson (Jennifer Gray) finds herself traveling to Jamaica when a wealthy American (Sheffer) hires her to treat his mysteriously ailing brother. Immediately upon her arrival, Alice finds herself immersed in the exotic rhythm and harmony of this foreign civilization ... and beseiged by the locals with terrifying tales of zombies and demonic possession! As her long-held faith in science clashes with her new experiences in the supernatural, Alice must ultimately submit to the strange and sensual native culture to save her patient, while fighting to escape with her life
Sof ha-ʻolam śemolah = Turn left at the end of the world by Avi Nesher( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A charming and sexy comic drama features two Jewish immigrant families, one Indian, the other Moroccan, who become unlikely neighbors in the Israeli desert. As the adults wage cultural warfare, their teenage daughters are caught up in the 1960s sexual revolution
Mercenary( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A billionaire businessman hires an ex-NATO commando and an international team of espionage experts to avenge the murder of his wife
Timebomb by Avi Nesher( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exhilarating story of a man who consults a psychiatrist for help after he begins suffering an unrelenting series of terrifying flashbacks
Paʻam hayiti( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Hebrew and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Arik is at loose ends one summer when he gets a job offer from a mysterious old friend of his father's named Yankele Bride. Bride, a Holocaust survivor, makes his living as a matchmaker, uniting luckless souls. He hires Arik to scout potential clients throughout the bustling port city. Arik is intrigued by Brides's line of work. The diverse characters he meets on the job open his eyes to a world of wonder, pain and longing, offering him glimpses into unspeakable darkness and the depths of human love. There is Clara, a beautiful, fragile woman whom Bride loves from afar; Sylvia, a survivor of Josef Mengele's Nazi experiments who yearns for a husband; and Meir, a librarian, whose search for love leads him to commit an extraordinary act of malice. Even Arik falls in love for the first time, a development that brings surprising consequences
Dizengof 99 by Semadar Shir( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in Hebrew and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercenary 2 : thick and thin( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercenaries sent to a Central American jungle to rescue a kidnap victim think they've landed an easy assignment with a big payday -- until it's too late to back out. Then they discover that they've been set up, and their mission is to survive
Sof ha-ḳayits : sipur ʻal ahavah rishonah : roman li-vene ha-neʻurim by Galilah Ron-Feder-ʻAmit( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in Hebrew and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mars Mars - peklenski planet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alpha City, Mars is ground zero in a mining boom that has brought Earth's most dangerous adventurers in search of precious Silex. Here, the powerful Inter-galactic Mining Company rules with a watchful eye and an iron fist. When renegade law enforcement officer Caution Templar (Gruner) receives a desperate message from his brother, he hurries to Mars only to find his brother dead. With the help of "Doc" Halliday (Belafonte), he fights to find the truth, in a battle that threatens to turn the Red Planet red with blood
ha-Lahaḳah( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Hebrew and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1970 Israel, during the height of the War of Attrition, a group of Israeli soldiers with singing talent are formed into an entertainment troupe and sent to the front to raise morale
Zaʻam u-tehilah = Rage & glory( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Hebrew and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about people who joined the ''Lehi'' (Stern Gang) at the time of the British Mandate in Israel
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Alternative Names
Avi Nesher

Avi Nesher film producer, film director, screenwriter, actor

Avi Nesher filmregisseur uit Israël

Avi Nesher israelischer Regisseur, Drehbuchautor und Filmproduzent

Avi Nesher regizor, scenarist și producător israelian de cinema

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Hebrew (55)

English (45)

Spanish (11)

French (4)

German (1)

Italian (1)