The farewell party

The farewell party

DVD - 2015 | Hebrew
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It tackles an extremely sensitive issue in a vibrant, humorous way. Well into their 70s, Yehezkel and his wife Levana are living contented lives inside a Jerusalem retirement home. But they are shocked when their dear friend Max falls prey to an irreversible illness. Looking to escape a slow, painful death, Max asks Yehezkel for help to end his suffering.
Publisher: New York, NY : First Run Features, [2015]
Branch Call Number: HEBREW ENGLISH FAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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May 07, 2018

Truly pathetic

Sep 20, 2016

An unsentimental comedy on DIY euthanasia with a terrific cast and scenes that could make the audience laugh and cry at the same time.

Jul 04, 2016

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2015

A sensitive film on the right to die and merit of Dr. Kevorkian's assisted suicide in an aging Jerusalem retirement home. Generally depressing but an important and unavoidable event for those who are fortunate to stay healthy until old.

Apr 23, 2016

Subtitles were too small, white with no background.
Still, I loved it. Lots of great acting with strong charachters . A subject Im very passionate about too.

Jan 06, 2016

retirement home friends treat assisted suicide with humour and respect - it touches them all, whether they agree with it or not.


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Jul 04, 2016

Dec 23, 2015

-My father, grandfather, great-grandfather. Everyone at the age of 78 had a stroke. And it took them another 3 years to drop dead for good. Me and my twin brother, we agreed to save ourselves from these sufferings... like they had until...We promised each other that we'll do it together on our 78th birthday. Everything was ready, down to the smallest detail. But... My brother has never been a man of his word. I change your mind? No. a hit and run accident. He died in instantly.
Hospital staff: Levana, how old are you?
Levana: 27
Staff: ... How old are you, Levana?
Levana: ... 72 ... switch the numbers.
Max to camera: Max Finkel, decided to end my life. If I do this, I will die. If I don't do this, I will suffer, and then I'll die.
Levana: ... but every passing day I feel like... I'm loosing little pieces of myself, I don't know what is waiting for me the next day, and what part of me will disappear. I want you to remember me as I was, ...

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