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Not Quite Paradise (1985)

R | | Drama, Romance | 6 June 1986 (USA)
While working in a kibbutz (an Israeli voluntary farming collective community), a tourist and a female worker fall in love. However, he can't stay and she can't leave her work. Will love triumph?

Director:

Lewis Gilbert

Writers:

Paul Kember (play), Paul Kember (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanna Pacula ... Gila
Sam Robards ... Mike
Todd Graff ... Rothwell T. Schwartz
Kevin McNally ... Pete
Selina Cadell ... Carrie
Bernard Strother Bernard Strother ... Dave
Ewan Stewart ... Angus
Kate Ingram Kate Ingram ... Grace
Libby Morris Libby Morris ... Mrs. Schwartz
Gary Cady Gary Cady ... Steve
Sawally Srinonton Sawally Srinonton ... Yoshiko
Naomi Rosenberg Naomi Rosenberg ... Finnish twin
Schuli Rosenberg Schuli Rosenberg ... Finnish twin
Zafrir Kochanovsky Zafrir Kochanovsky ... Menachem
Poly Reshef ... Ami (as Poli Reshef)
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While working in a kibbutz (an Israeli voluntary farming collective community), a tourist and a female worker fall in love. However, he can't stay and she can't leave her work. Will love triumph?

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Not Quite Jerusalem See more »

Filming Locations:

Kibbutz Elot, Israel See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Acorn Pictures, Gilead See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Director Lewis Gilbert made this film sandwiched between his Academy Award nominated films Educating Rita (1983) and Shirley Valentine (1989) both of which were written by Willy Russell. See more »

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Well recommended viewing
4 May 2000 | by KandaharSee all my reviews

An interesting tale of life on a Kibbutz and of a tourist who ends up staying there and falling in love with Pacula, who works there permanently. One thing leads to another but he still decides his place is back home. Predictable ending for a nice romantic movie.


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