Dear Mr. Waldman (Michtavim le America)
Dear Mr. Waldman (Michtavim le America) (2006)

In Tel Aviv, Israel, in the early 1960s, a Jewish family still chafes from the wounds it endured in the Holocaust. So begins Israeli director Hanan Peled's period drama Dear Mr. Waldman (AKA Michtavim Le America, 2006). At the center of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 30, 2007
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Poignant coming of age movie about a ten year old boy and his father, an Auschwitz survivor.

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Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

A kind of Cinema Paradiso in old Tel Aviv, as a young boy imagines through exposure to far too many movies, that he possesses his own inner gladiator Spartacus, who can make his disintegrating world whole again.

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Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com

Peled's film allows us to realize damaged men and women at a vital stage in life, trying to raise a young family while at the same time being plagued by memories of evil beyond words.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Could have been a terrifically important commentary on Israeli identify instead of just a mostly appealing character drama.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the increasingly familiar trajectory of the story becomes awfully difficult to overlook.

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Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

A film with some rough edges, but also some promise. Under the comedy this is a sad and tender story.


Flixster Audience Score: 100% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Abell
Excellent slice of life after the war in the newly created state of Israel. A man who lost his first wife and son in the concentration camps, clings to the… More