Dizengoff 99 Directed by Avi Nesher Produced by Arnon Milchan
Written by Avi Nesher Starring Gali Atari
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, describes the way of life around Dizengoff Street and how it changed over the years. Filmed in Tel Aviv, 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).
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.
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. Today, 99 Dizengoff Street is home to the Bauhaus Center which offers tours of Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus architecture (see White City (Tel Aviv)).
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.
Studio album by Various Released 1979 Genre Soundtrack
- Dizengoff 99 - Yigal Bashan
- Mesibat Yom Shishi - Tzvika Pick
- Lagur Ito - Riki Gal
- Ovrim Dira - Dori Ben Zeev
- Rok B'Or Yarok - Arik Sinai
- Ein Li Zman Lihiyot Atzuv - Rami Fortis
- Tzlil Mekhuvan - Yitzhak Klepter
- Leyad HaDelet - Yehudit Ravitz
- Lailah Li - Yorik Ben David
- Bein HaRe'ashim - David Broza
- Ad Eizeh Gil - Danny Litani
- Derekh Aruka - Gali Atari
- ^ "Dizengoff 99", Tel Aviv Cinematheque (Hebrew), accessed December 7, 2008
- ^ a b Israeli beauty, Yedioth Ahronoth, May 10, 2006
- ^ Dizengoff 99 (1979) - Filming locations, IMDb
- ^ Release dates for Dizengoff 99, IMDB
- ^ Dizengoff 99 (1979), New York Times
- ^ 'The Troupe' gets updated to DVD, Jerusalem Post, Liat Collins, May 27, 2004
- ^ Seizing the Day in Tel Aviv, New York Times, July 20, 2008
- ^ Disc Club (Hebrew)
- ^ Songs.co.il (Hebrew)
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