Nina's Tragedies
Nina's Tragedies (2005)

Israeli filmmaker Savi Gabizon directs the tragi-comic drama Ha-Asonot Shel Nina, also released as Nina's Tragedies (A Very Sad Comedy). Teenaged boy Nadav (Aviv Elkabeth) is secretly in love with his beautiful Aunt Nina (Ayelet Zurer).… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 25, 2005
DVD Release Date: September 13, 2005
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Modern Israeli life is put under the microscope in this well-acted, if contrived, tale by director Savi Gabizon.

Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle

The dry humor is disarming. The ensemble cast is engaging and interesting to watch. And the main plot, as it were (will Nadav and Nina find respective happiness?), is suspenseful.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Engagingly odd and full of sad, funny moments.

Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

A dark, morose, confusing hodgepodge of uninteresting and unbelievable characters.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

A gently quirky, touching comedy from Israel about a young boy's infatuation with his aunt.

Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

It's well acted, and well written, but it rarely delivers the emotional resonance you keep expecting.

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Eric D. Snider

Ayelet Zorer gives Nina grace, sexiness and a real personality. She's someone you'd want to see a movie about, though maybe you'd wish the movie were a little more polished than this one.

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Achy Obejas
Chicago Tribune

Nina's Tragedies is full of gentle, labyrinthian turns, sly and sweet.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The chief problem with this exasperating and shamelessly contrived award-winning Israeli movie: It doesn't know when to stop telling and start showing.

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Marc Mohan

Israeli society is one that has ample experience processing grief, and Nina's Tragedies explores that challenge with humanity and humor.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Abell
Nina's Tragedies is a well-done serio-comical look at a young boy growing up in the midst of chaos. The one constant in Nadav's (Aviv Elkabeth) life… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic][color=teal]"Nina's Tragedies" is a movie from Israel that starts out with a funeral, It then goes back two days when… More