Directed by Menahem Golan
Israel's own West
Side Story broke all box office records. Starring Yehoram Gaon as the bad boy hero
with a heart of gold, and over 1,000 actors, dancers and singers. Hebrew with English
"In one word: UNFORGETTABLE! One of my faves, I saw this movie in '77 at age 12. There are several stories presented in this movie: The neighbors of a culturally diverse ghetto in Jaffa strive to save thier homes from condemnation, the leader of a local band of 'bad boys' comes to shed his misunderstood character, and faces racial and social barriers when he, being a Morrocan,
falls in love with a Polish girl of better means. Tremendous character
development, beautiful music and 1,000 singers and dancers put this movie
way ahead of its time."