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Goodbye, New York

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Director  Amos Kollek
Music director  Michael Abene
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Country  Israel US
5/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Screenplay  Amos Kollek
Writer  Amos Kollek
Language  English
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Release date  May 17, 1985 (1985-05-17) (US) December 19, 1985 (1985-12-19) (Australia)
Cast  Julie Hagerty, Amos Kollek, Shmuel Shilo, Aviva Ger
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Goodbye, New York is a 1985 Israeli-American comedy-drama produced, directed and written by Amos Kollek, who also co-stars in his directorial debut.

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Plot

A ditzy New Yorker (Julie Hagerty) is devastated to learn that her husband has been unfaithful and impulsively decides to go to Paris to escape. When she consumes too many sedatives and oversleeps on the plane, missing her connection, she winds up in Tel Aviv, penniless and with no luggage or friends. After connecting with a cabdriver and part-time soldier (Amos Kollek), she finds herself stranded on a kibbutz near the Golan Heights where she must learn to cope with a series of misadventures and a very unfamiliar lifestyle.

Cast

  • Julie Hagerty as Nancy Callaghan
  • Amos Kollek as David
  • Shmuel Shilo as Moishe
  • Aviva Ger as Illana
  • Dudu Topaz as Albert
  • Jennifer Prichard as Lisa
  • Christopher Goutman as Jack
  • Hanan Goldblatt as Avi
  • Mosko Alkalai as Papalovski
  • Joseph Kaplanian as himself (Elderly Man turning round in close up shot by Church of the Holy Sepulchre)
  • Critical reception

    Janet Maslin of The New York Times said the film possesses "an easygoing charm that, among Israeli films, is rare", presenting "witty impressions of Israeli life" and the clash of cultures. Candace Russell of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel likened Kollek's "absurdist worldview and droll understatement" to that of Woody Allen. While People thought the film "likable" and "genial", the reviewers noted its "uneven" script and direction, and a "sometimes contrived or just plain silly" plot. London's Time Out was more unequivocal, dismissing the "thin and clich├ęd material", its "predictable plot and dismal propaganda about the values of kibbutz culture."

    References

    Goodbye, New York Wikipedia
    Goodbye, New York IMDb Goodbye, New York themoviedb.org


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