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The Fox in the Chicken Coop (1978)

90 min | Comedy

Amitz Dolniker, an Israeli politician who speaks way to much has a heart attack in the middle of his speech. In the ambulance on the way to the hospital the doctor orders him to "go someplace quite, rest, and don't make speeches". His ...See moreAmitz Dolniker, an Israeli politician who speaks way to much has a heart attack in the middle of his speech. In the ambulance on the way to the hospital the doctor orders him to "go someplace quite, rest, and don't make speeches". His young assistant immediately suggest they go to Switzerland, however Dolniker had taken a vow not to leave Israel unnecessarily, so he comes up with a different idea - going to a remote village where they have never heard of him, so he would not be asked to make any speeches. As they arrive, it turns out that not only the villagers have never heard of Dolniker, but they have also never heard of running water, electricity, phones, and most importantly: TV, Radio, and newspapers... so its only a matter of time before Dolniker or the villagers go bananas.... Written by See less
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Ephraim Kishon (screenplay) (story)
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1978 (Israel)
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Shaike Ophir
Amitz Dolniker Amitz Dolniker   See fewer
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Zaharira Harifai
Geoola Dolniker / Malka Hermanovitch Geoola Dolniker / Malka Hermanovitch   See fewer
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Ya'ackov Bodo
Zalaman Hasidov Zalaman Hasidov   See fewer
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Mosko Alkalai
Tzemach Goorevitch Tzemach Goorevitch   See fewer
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Shoshana Shani-Lavie
Mrs. hasidov (as Shoshik Shani) Mrs. hasidov (as Shoshik Shani)   See fewer
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Nitza Shaul
Miss Goorevitch Miss Goorevitch   See fewer
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Gideon Singer
Prof. Tennebaum / Elifaz hermanovitch Prof. Tennebaum / Elifaz hermanovitch   See fewer
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Shlomo Vishinsky
Micha / driver Micha / driver   See fewer
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Mordechai Ben-Ze'ev
Gurevitch's father Gurevitch's father   See fewer
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Heinz Bernard
Wagon driver Wagon driver   See fewer
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Zisha Gold
Resident of the village Resident of the village   See fewer
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Abraham Ronai
Driver Driver   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 72 votes