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Fortnight 1999, Feature film, 1h55


Poland, Paris, Tel Aviv. The quest of three women whose destinies overlap. Riwka, 65 — a tourist bus on a road between Warsaw and Auschwitz. The bus drives through the frost of the Polish countryside and breaks down in the middle of nowhere. In the clamor of Yiddish, the anxious riders get out of hand. Regine, who is the same age, thinks she’s found her father, a very old man with a faulty memory who has come all the way to Paris from the other end of Europe to find her. Yiddish is his ultimate means of communication. Vera, an 80-year-old Russian, alone in the world, has just emigrated to Israel at the end of her life. Looking for a cousin she lost contact with many years ago, from bus to bus, suburb to suburb, along the busy boulevards of Tel Aviv, alone, a stranger to everything. She is lost, exhausted… Then, on one last bus, by pure chance, she meets Riwka…


Emmanuel Finkiel

He was born in France. From 1979 to 1985, he worked as a second assistant fo TV, advertising and cinema movie. From 1986 to 1996, he assisted Jean-Louis Bertuccelli, Josée Dayan, Michaël Perrotta, Jean-Luc Godard, Gilles Behat, Guy PInon for example. He is an author and a director.

Abraham Leber
Esther Gorintin
Liliane Rovère
Maurice Chevit
Michaël Shillo
Moscu Alcalay
Nathan Cogan
Shulamit Adar

Emmanuel Finkiel

Hans Meyer, Jean-Claude Larrieu

Pierre Gamet, François Waledisch

Emmanuelle Castro

Production : Yaël Fogiel, Les Films du Poisson, 54 rue René Boulanger, 75010 Paris, France, Tél. : 33 (0)1 42 02 54 80, Fax : 33 (0)1 42 02 54 72 Studio Canal + – Arte France Cinéma – Héritage Films – Paradise Films – Canal + Polska – FCC – YMC vente à l’étranger : MK2, 55 rue Traversière, 75012 Paris, France, Tél. : 33 (0)1 44 67 30 11 / 18, Fax : 33 (0)1 43 41 32 30 Distribution : MK2, 55 rue Traversière, 75012 Paris, France, Tél. : 33 (0)1 44 67 30 80, Fax : 33 (0)1 43 44 20 18


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