The Policeman (Ha-Shoter Azulai)

Narrative | Israel | 87 minutes


Great Neck Squire Cinemas Sun, Nov 13, 2016 12:00 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Narrative
World Cinema
Middle Eastern Interest
Films w/ Q&A
Release Year:1971
Running Time:87 minutes
Production Country:Israel
Original Language:Hebrew
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Shai K. Ophir
Zaharira Harifai
Avner Hizkiyahu
Joseph Shiloah
Arieh Elias
Ya’acov Banai
Director:Ephraim Kishon
Executive Producer:Ephraim Kishon
Production Company:Israel Motion Picture Studios
Screenwriter:Ephraim Kishon
Cinematography:David Gurfinkel
Editing By:Anna Gurit
Extra Search Properties
Date Search:November 13, 2016
Venue:Bow Tie - Great Neck
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Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film (1972) The Policeman is an Israeli cinematic classic. This good-hearted, bittersweet comedy features Shaike Ophir (in what is considered one of his finest performances) as Azulai, a policeman in Jaffa, who is beloved by everyone who knows him -- his police colleagues and the criminals on his beat. But he is also completely ineffectual at law enforcement. His superiors want to send him to early retirement, but he would like to stay on the force, and the criminals of Jaffa don't want to see him leave either. Directed by legendary satirist Ephraim Kishon.

Q&A following the film with Dr. Amir Kishon, son of Ephraim Kishon and Director at Kishon Cultural Estate & Eran Polishuk, the Cultural Attache for the Film at the Consulate General of Israel

Please join us for a pre-screening 'Bagel Nosh' at 11:00 am at the Gold Coast Arts Center compliments of Best Bagel and Bagel Hut of Great Neck