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The Matchmaker

The Matchmaker

Summer of 1968. Arik Burstein, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a mysterious matchmaker and Holocaust survivor. As Arik begins to learn the mysteries of the human heart through his work with Yankele, the disparate parts of Arik's life collide in unexpected, often funny and very moving ways. Avi Nesher's acclaimed film mixes comedy with drama as it tells a coming-of-age story unlike any you've ever seen before.

Audience Award | Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival 2011
Audience Choice Award | Israel Film Festival NY 2011
Silver Plaque Award | Chicago International Film Festival 2010
Nominated for 7 Israeli Academy Awards Including Best Picture

Directed by Avi Nesher
Israel, 2012
Comedy/Drama
Hebrew (with English subtitles)
112 minutes

The Matchmaker