Years ago, Moshe became fed up with his life and tired of his pregnant wife, his job, his country and its inhabitants. Doubting his paternal instincts, he left his family and his Israeli hometown for bigger and better opportunities in New York City, and never once looked back. Twenty-one years in the big city have not been as fruitful as Moshe had anticipated, and he now peddles junk on the streets, incapable of even paying the rent for his unkempt basement apartment. Moshe's only satisfaction is his poetry and a female bartender named Yolanda, who works in the shabby bar where he frequently does ersatz poetry readings. One day, however, he is shaken by the news that his estranged, motherless, ex-soldier son, Tzach, wants to meet him in the city. This distressing news causes Moshe to confront the fact that he may have made a terrible, perhaps unredeemable mistake. By a twist of fate, he and his newly reunited son soon find themselves on a collision course.
Award-winning Israeli filmmaker Amos Kollek (61) was born in Jerusalem. In 1965-68 he served in the Israeli army. He studied Psychology and Philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and is the author of five novels. He is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers such as "The New York Times" and "Die Zeit". He has been writing and directing films for over twenty years. His films are well known here in Lithuania and have been shown on national television. A comedy "Nowhere To Go, But Up" with Audrey Tautou was released in a commercial repertoire.
- Year: 2008
- Country: Israel, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium
- Genre: Drama
- Runtime: 100 min.
- Director: Amos Kollek
- Screenwriter: Amos Kollek
- Actors: Moshe Ivgy, Ran Danker, Karen Young, Phyllis Somerville
- Cinematographer: Virginie Saint Martin
- Dialogs: English, Hebrew, Arabic
- Subtitles: Lithuanian, English