Mon trésor
Mon trésor (2007)

A girl struggles not to make the same mistakes that have tainted her mother's life in this drama from Israel. Or (Dana Ivgy) is a high-school-age girl living in a small Tel Aviv apartment with her mother Ruthie (Ronit Elkabetz). Ruthie… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 11, 2007
DVD Release Date: January 3, 2006
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Prostitution and its effect on a mother-daughter relationship are told in a naturalistic and nonjudgmental style, building to a powerful conclusion.

G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

Her movie is indeed ambitious and her goals admirable. But sometimes it seems more position paper than cinema.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This movie seems to be meditating on the whys and hows of the spoiling process -- raising more questions than can possibly be answered, and in this sense, at least, far from dogmatic.

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Emanuel Levy

Dramatically intense and relentlessly grim Israeli drama about the complex relationship between an aging prostitute and her teenage daughter.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A work of exceptional subtlety and is all the more captivating and heart-rending for being so.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Ms. Yedaya may have made a subtler and more interesting film about prostitution than she originally intended.

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Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Yedaya is respectful and sensitive of everyone in Or's life and creates a beautiful, complex and rich relationship between mother and daughter...

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

Yedaya drowns her characters in realist grit, a colorless screenplay and no score to speak of, rendering this open book of a movie alienating in all the wrong ways.

Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

Even as Or joins an escort service and begins to follow in her mother's footsteps, Yedaya holds out hope that the girl will stop trying to rescue Mom and save herself.

Michele Kenner
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Detail after detail, Yedaya charts the emotional push-pull between daughter and mother and their internal turmoils.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
This movie is seriously disturbing. I don't regret watching it, but it is really sad. It is a little slow and long, and almost uneventful. You feel that… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic][color=blue]"Or(My Treasure)" is a movie from Israel about teenaged Or(Dana Ivgy) and her mother Ruthie(Ronit Elkabetz). At the… More
Mark Abell
What a sad film about a girl forced to grow up and take responsibility for her self-destructive mom. Or (the beautiful Dana Ivgy) not only has to take care of… More