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12 Ratings


Sallah Shabati

Directed by Ephraim Kishon
Israel, 1964


Sallah Shabati, the patriarch of the big family recently arrived to Israel from Yemen, tries to make money and get better housing, in a country that can barely provide for its own and is in the midst of absorbing hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees from Arab countries.

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Sallah Directed by Ephraim Kishon

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1965 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

San Francisco International Film Festival

1964 | 2 wins including: Best Actor

Golden Globes (USA)

1965 | 2 wins including: Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1965 | 3rd place: Best Foreign Language Film

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