- It was nominated for nine Israeli Academy Awards, with wins for Best Original Music, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Production Design and Best Costume Design.
- Director Beni Toraty borrows heavily from “The Magnificent Seven,” which in turn borrowed even more heavily from “Seven Samurai.”
- Toraty has said he made “The Ballad of the Weeping Spring” in large part to honor his parents, Iranian Jews forced to leave all their belongings behind when they fled their country for Israel in the massive aliyah of the early 1950s. What they brought with them was their love for Persian classical music.
- This is a riveting drama with outstanding music – described as “a pervasive pan-ethnic sound” – with heavy doses of humor and romance.
- The location is Israel but no places are named.
- The time is the present, more or less, but no dates are specified.
- This combination buddy-film, road movie, and cowboy flick has been dubbed a “Falafel Western.”
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Two superb features films, set in 1944, detail stunning stories of desperation.
From award-winning journalist and blogger Ron Kaplan comes "Hank Greenberg in 1938: Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War" (Sports Publishing; April 2017). This well-researched, month-by-month chronicle of the Jewish Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer describes what was going on in both Germany and the United States in 1938 through the lens of baseball.