Sallah Shabati
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Sallah Shabati
Israeli stage and film favorite Topol tops the cast of Sallah. Topol plays a Jewish refugee who moves his family to Israel shortly after the official establishment of that "promised land." Unlike his hard-working new neighbors, Topol is shiftless and lazy, forever finding the easiest, most painless means to support his family. Amazingly, Topol becomes a hero when, while wheeling and dealing, he uncovers misappropriations and corner-cutting in Israel's housing industry. This Menahem Golan production was originally released in Israel as Sallah Shabati. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Pleasant but meandering ethnic sitcom comedy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"One of the most popular films in the history of Israeli cinema, this Oscar-nominated comedy catapulted Topol to international fame, resulting in his getting the title role of the musical Fiddler on the Roof."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Wonderfully rude and very funny. One of the finest films made in Israel."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
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