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Broken Wings (Knafayim Shvurot)

Rating:R (for some language, brief nudity and drug use)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:March 12, 2004
Running time:87 minutes
Cast:Orly Silbersatz Banai, Maya Maron, Nitai Gaviratz, Vladimir Friedman, Dana Ivgi
Director:Nir Bergman
Producer:Assaf Amir
Writer:Nir Bergman
Distributor:Sony Pictures Classics

Description: The unexpected death of the family patriarch throws every member of the Ullmann clan off course. Widow Dafna takes to bed for three months and when she finally returns to her job at the maternity hospital, she has little time for her children. Eldest son, Yair drops out of school and adopts a fatalist attitude, shutting out his siblings and girlfriend. His twin sister Maya, a talented musician, feels the most guilt and is forced to act as a family caregiver at the expense of career opportunities. Bullied at school, younger son Ido responds by obsessively filming himself with a video camera and attempting dangerous feats. The baby sister, Bar, is woefully neglected. Preoccupied with their own misery, the family is barely a family anymore. When another tragedy strikes, will they be able to support one another?

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