Live and Become

Live and Become (2005)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2005-03-30
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 172 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 20min
  • Language: עִבְרִית
  • Production Company: France 3 Cinéma
  • Production Country: France, Israel, Belgium, Italy
  • Director: Radu Mihăileanu
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In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognised as genuine Jews and are secretly carried to Israel. The day before the transport the son of a Jewish mother dies. In his place and with his name (Schlomo) she takes a Christian 9-year-old boy.

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  • Moshe Abebe

    as Schlomo (teenager)
  • Moshe Agazai

    as Schlomo (child)
  • Sirak M. Sabahat

    as Schlomo (adult)
  • Roni Hadar

    as Sara
  • Yaël Abecassis

    as Yaël
  • Roschdy Zem

    as Yoram Harrari
  • Yitzhak Edgar

    as Qès Amrah
  • Rami Danon

    as Papy
  • Meskie Shibru Sivan

    as Schlomo's Mother
  • Mimi Abonesh Kebede

    as Hana
  • Raymonde Abecassis

    as Susy
  • Elad Atrakchi

    as Itai
  • Shmil Ben Ari

    as Directeur internat
  • Shlomo Vishinsky

    as Le policier
  • Lana Ettinger

    as Tali adulte
  • Marek Rozenbaum

    as Le fonctionnaire israélien 2
  • Meir Swissa

    as Le docteur français
  • Shaul Mizrahi

    as Père palestinien
  • Gal Hoyberger

    as Lieutenant
  • Avi Hadash

    as Professeur internat
  • Yehuda Fuchs

    as Grand Rabbin
  • Aaron Vodovoz

    as Jeune homme Kibboutz
  • Patrick Descamps

    as Narrateur (voice)
  • Pierre-Jean Chérer

    as Reporter Guerre Golfe (voice)
  • Hervé Pauchon

    as Reporter Soudan (voice)
  • Berenice Sand

    as Student (uncredited)
  • Shai Fredo

    as Le traducteur
  • Yossi Alfi

    as Rabbin Talmud Tora
Camera Rémy Chevrin Director of Photography
Sound Bruno Tarrière Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Yoram Globus Associate Producer
Editing Ludo Troch Editor
Writing Radu Mihăileanu Screenplay
Directing Radu Mihăileanu Director
Production Radu Mihăileanu Producer
Writing Alain-Michel Blanc Screenplay
Production Denis Carot Producer
Production Marie Masmonteil Producer
Production Marek Rozenbaum Producer
Production Itai Tamir Producer
Sound Armand Amar Original Music Composer
Sound Henri Morelle Sound
Art Eitan Levi Production Design
Crew Peter Sehr Thanks
Costume & Make-Up Rona Doron Costume Design
Sound Mathieu Cox Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Hila Yuval Casting
Art Yoel Herzberg Art Direction
Camera Amit Berlowitz Still Photographer
Sound Eric DeVos Sound
Sound Philippe Charbonnel Sound Recordist
Production Esther Kling Casting
Crew Frank Pitussi Property Master
Directing Olivia Bruynoghe Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Valérie Tranier Makeup Artist
Sound Quentin Collette Sound Recordist
Production Yorick Kalbache Production Manager
Editing Séverine Cava Assistant Editor
Sound Misha Spektor Boom Operator