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2 Kuni Lemel: The Flying Matchmaker

Underwritten by YAEL AND AMNON LANDAN


2 Kuni Lemel
The Flying Matchmaker


CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY

 

Synopsis

In this fast-paced musical farce—the first made in Israel—a wealthy but uneducated fellow attempts to marry his stuttering son to the daughter of a snobbish family. Set in the world of the Eastern European shtetl, Reb Kalman is hired to find a match for Carolina, daughter of the wealthy Reb Pinchas, who is determined to prevent her from marrying her tutor, Max (Mike Burstyn). Reb Kalman finds Kuni Lemel (also Burstyn), a village idiot, who looks exactly like Max, except that Kuni limps, stutters and has only one good eye. Celebration: The Story of Israeli Cinema - Mike BurstynMax plans to impersonate Kuni so that Reb Pinchas will marry off his daughter to Max by mistake. But when the real Kuni Lemel shows up, everyone is confused.

FOLLOWING THE FILM:
Mike Burstyn, the star of "2 Kuni Lemel", will take part in a Q&A after the film. Find out more about Mike Burstyn.



Film Details
Director:
Israel Becker
Country:
Israel
Language:
Hebrew (English subtitles)
Running time:
120 min
Year:
1966
Genre: Musical Comedy
Movie Links:
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