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United King Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 320 works in 434 publications in 4 languages and 9,416 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  War films  History  Film adaptations  Historical films  Crime films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Humor 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by United King Films (Firm)
Heʻarat shulayim = Footnote by Joseph Cedar( Visual )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in Hebrew and English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak
Bufor = Beaufort by Joseph Cedar( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Hebrew and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lebanon in the year 2000: an ancient Crusader's stronghold, Beaufort is being used as a base by the Israeli army. This heavily guarded post has been an IDF outpost since the war in Lebanon in 1982. It is a symbol not only of Israel's controversial campaign for military control of Lebanon, but also of a sacrificial struggle during which many soldiers lost their lives. The film tells the story of Liraz Liberti, the 22-year-old commander of Beaufort, and his troops during the last few months prior to their withdrawal. The story does not center on the war but on their retreat. The base is still under enemy fire as Liraz prepares to explode the site, thus destroying everything that his friends and comrades have died for trying to defend
Ismach hatani = The women's balcony( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in Hebrew and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power."--Container
Ha-Milim ha-ṭovot = The kind words( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in Hebrew and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This quirky and wry comedy follows three Jewish Israeli siblings, Dorona and her brothers Netanel and Shai, who, in the wake of their mother's death, learn the man who raised them is not their biological dad. The revelation sends them on a road trip from Israel across France to discover the truth about their birth father. It explores an unraveling family secret and the bittersweet journey of self-discovery that follows
ha-Sodot = The secrets by Tony Quéméré( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Hebrew and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nominated for 8 Israeli Film Academy Awards, THE SECRETS presents the complexities of a religious lifestyle in a vibrant environment of youth, rebellion and desire.. Naomi, the brilliant and pious daughter of an ultra orthodox rabbi finds herself at a crossroads of life choices when her mother dies and she is expected to immediately marry her father's prodigy. Distressed yet determined, she begs that her father allow her one year to study at a women's religious seminary in Safed, the birthplace of the Kabala in order to prepare herself for the sacrifices she will make as a wife. Her father relents and Naomi's life begins to take an unexpected turn.. Devote but lively, Naomi and her new friend Michelle befriend a beautiful, mysterious older woman, Anouk, (Fanny Ardant) who is ill and living nearby who may or may not be Jewish, and may have committed a crime of passion. Naomi devises a series of rituals which will somehow "purify" Anouk and purge her of her sins, but as these stretch the borders of Jewish law they must be kept secret. Eventually this journeys into the forbidden and leads to a growing attraction between the two girls and more crossroads are faced.. "THE SECRETS is first of all continuously absorbing, which most good films must be. The performances by the three leading actresses are compelling.." - Roger Ebert. "Intriguing...passionate performances." - The New York Times
Mitah ṭovah = The farewell party( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Hebrew and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tackling an extremely sensitive issue in a vibrant, humorous way, this is the story of Yehezkel and his wife Levana. Well into their 70s, they are living contented lives inside a Jerusalem retirement home. But they are shocked when their dear friend Max falls prey to an irreversible illness. Looking to escape a slow, painful death, Max asks Yehezkel for help to end his suffering
Avivah ahuvati = Aviva my love( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Hebrew and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aviva is a poor cook at a local Tiberias hotel whose big dream is about to come true. Through her sister, Anita, she meets Oded, a famous write who promises he'll make Aviva a great writer too. But Aviva's big break starts to affect her family, and not necessarily in a good way. Aviva's future begins to alternate between despair and hope
Sallah Shabati by Ephraim Kishon( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in Hebrew and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1949, a Yemenite Jewish family that was flown to Israel during "Operation Magic Carpet", a clandestine operation that flew 49,000 Yemenite Jews to Israel the year after the state was formed, is forced to move to a government settlement camp in Israel, not realizing the challenges that lie on the horizon for new immigrants. Sallah, the family patriarch with a permanent scowl, discovers the hard way that Israeli bureaucracy could keep his family out of a permanent home for years -- and he vows to fight it...his way. His aversion to hard work and socialist values soon make him a deviant in the eyes of kibbutz leaders and government officials. The sharp, often hilarious satire that became the most successful film in Israeli history is about new immigrants Sallah and his family, who are left in a shack near their promised apartment and are abandoned for months
Big bad wolves by Aharon Keshales( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Hebrew and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings; a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder
Lebanon = Levanon by Shmuliḳ Maʻoz( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Hebrew and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1982, during the First Lebanon War, a tank manned by a novice crew of Israeli soldiers is led into a town previously bombed by the air force. The situation spins out of control, testing the mental toughness of the men inside a confined space with only the lens of a periscopic gun sight to see the madness outside
Tikkun by Avishai Sivan( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in Hebrew and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Haim-Aaron (Aharon Traitel) is an ultra-Orthodox religious scholar from Jerusalem whose talent and devotion are envied by all. One evening, following a self-imposed fast he collapses and loses consciousness. The paramedics announce his death, but his father, refusing to let him go, takes over resuscitation efforts an, beyond all expectations, Haim-Aaron comes back to life. After the accident, the scholar remains apathetic to his studies. He suddenly feels a strange awakening in his body and suspects that God is testing him. When his father notices these changes in his son's behavior, he tries to forgive him, tormented by the fear that he has crossed God's will."--Container
Cupcakes by Eytan Fox( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Hebrew and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a group of friends in Tel Aviv gather to watch Universong, they are less than impressed by the Israeli entry. Believing that they can do better, they create and record their own song on a mobile phone. Little do they know, their performance is seen by the Universong judges and soon they are thrown into the spotlight as Israel's next official entry."--Container
Hunting elephants( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Hebrew and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three elderly men and grandson Yonatan find themselves stuck together in a Jerusalem nursing home. The kid is a genius, but stammers and is bullied at school. Yonatan's grandfather, Eliahu, whom he had never met, is a former member of the Lehi (pre-State Jewish underground), and a cold person. Eliahu's best friend from Lehi, Nick, is full of ambition and passion that will never materialize; and Eliahu's English brother-in-law, a has-been, third-rate actor in debt for 232,000 euros. There's one thing keeping them together - they all want to rob the bank that employed Yonatan's deceased father to avenge it for not paying the Yonatan's mother compensation for his dad's death, due to the "small print" in his employment contract. And they want the money to make their last wish come true
I'yim avudim = Lost islands( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in Hebrew and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Levis are a large, fun-loving family in early 1980s Israel. The father advises his children every day on the importance of fulfilling their dreams, while his wife preaches absolute family loyalty. Their summer holiday is usually filled with dances, flirting, and the playful hijinks, but this summer the family's idyllic life is shattered when twin brothers Erez and Ofer fall in love with the same girl
Yossi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Hebrew and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sequel to Yossi & Jagger finds the closeted Dr. Yossi Hoffman reminiscing about his lover ten years after his death. However, as he encounters a group of young soldiers, one of them, Tom, reignites his romantic feelings
The bubble by Eytan Fox( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and Hebrew and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three young Israelis, two guys, Yali and Noam, and a girl, Lulu, share an apartment in Tel Aviv's hippest neighborhood. Noam meets and falls in love with a Palestinian man and he and his friends conspire to help Ashraf stay on in Tel Aviv illegally
The matchmaker( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in Hebrew and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arik, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a matchmaker. Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, has an office in back of a movie theater that shows only love stories. Yankele introduces Arik to a new world, built on the ruins of an old one. As Arik begins to learn the mysteries of the human heart through his work with Yankele, he falls in love with Tamara, his friend Beni's cousin
A place in Heaven = Makom be-Gan ʻeden( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in Hebrew and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ancient ruling in Jewish law that says a person can buy another person's spot in Heaven comes to life in this powerful tale of war, peace and a son's devotion to his father. An Israeli captain, who earns a place in Paradise but doesn't believe in it, sells his spot to a religious cook in exchange for a delicious meal. Years later, as the captain lies dying, his son goes on an epic quest to buy back his father's spot in paradise
Hello goodbye( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alain is a successful doctor in his mid-fifties who has been married to Gisele most of his adult life. Looking for a change and eager to embrace their Jewish heritage, they decide to pull up stakes and move from Paris to Tel Aviv
Ha-Ḳayits shel Aviyah = The summer of Aviya by Gila Almagor( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Hebrew and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Gila Almagor's autobiographical film, based on her book, about a Holocaust survivor who immigrates with her daughter to the newly founded Israeli state. Aviya is a spunky 10 old year girl who, like her mother, is a survivor in the face of persecution
 
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