Dizengoff 99

Dizengoff 99
Directed by Avi Nesher
Produced by Arnon Milchan
David Shapira
Roni Yaakov
Written by Avi Nesher
Starring Gali Atari
Gidi Gov
Meir Suissa
Anat Atzmon
Editing by Yitzhak Chayek
Distributed by Shapira Films
Release date(s) 1979 (Israel)
Running time 110 min.
Language Hebrew

Dizengoff 99 (Hebrew: דיזנגוף 99‎) is a 1979 Israeli film starring Gali Atari, Gidi Gov, Meir Suissa, and Anat Atzmon. The film, considered a cult classic,[1][2] describes the way of life around Dizengoff Street and how it changed over the years. Filmed in Tel Aviv[3], it was released in Israel and the United States as "Dizengoff 99," and in West Germany as "Three Under the Roof" (German: Drei unter'm Dach).[4]

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Plot

The film is about two guys, Natti (Gidi Gov), and Moshon (Meir Suissa), and a girl Ossi (Anat Atzmon) who live together in an apartment at 99 Dizengoff Street. Ossi works for an insurance company and the three of them decide to make a movie using stolen equipment. While they are making movies, they are also having numerous romantic encounters, and having a good time.[5]

Production

Dizengoff 99 is Avi Nesher's second film, and was produced after the success of his first movie, The Troupe (HaLahaka) a year earlier in 1978. Both movies are considered Israeli classics today.[6] Today, 99 Dizengoff Street is home to the Bauhaus Center which offers tours of Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus architecture (see White City (Tel Aviv)).[7]

In a 2006 article, it was written that today, Atari thinks her scene from the movie is a black hole in her career that she would rather forget.[2]

Soundtrack

Dizengoff 99

Cover
Studio album by Various
Released 1979
Genre Soundtrack

A soundtrack was released to this movie, called "Dizengoff 99" and is filled with notable Israeli artists.[8][9]

  1. Dizengoff 99 - Yigal Bashan
  2. Mesibat Yom Shishi - Tzvika Pick
  3. Lagur Ito - Riki Gal
  4. Ovrim Dira - Dori Ben Zeev
  5. Rok B'Or Yarok - Arik Sinai
  6. Ein Li Zman Lihiyot Atzuv - Rami Fortis
  7. Tzlil Mekhuvan - Yitzhak Klepter
  8. Leyad HaDelet - Yehudit Ravitz
  9. Lailah Li - Yorik Ben David
  10. Bein HaRe'ashim - David Broza
  11. Ad Eizeh Gil - Danny Litani
  12. Derekh Aruka - Gali Atari

Cast

References

  1. ^ "Dizengoff 99", Tel Aviv Cinematheque (Hebrew), accessed December 7, 2008
  2. ^ a b Israeli beauty, Yedioth Ahronoth, May 10, 2006
  3. ^ Dizengoff 99 (1979) - Filming locations, IMDb
  4. ^ Release dates for Dizengoff 99, IMDB
  5. ^ Dizengoff 99 (1979), New York Times
  6. ^ 'The Troupe' gets updated to DVD, Jerusalem Post, Liat Collins, May 27, 2004
  7. ^ Seizing the Day in Tel Aviv, New York Times, July 20, 2008
  8. ^ Disc Club (Hebrew)
  9. ^ Songs.co.il (Hebrew)

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