The Contract

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Released 1971

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The Contract

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Director:
Menahem Golan
Released:
1971
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The Contract is a dramatic tale of competition and cultural mores. Shmuel Katz (Shmuel Rodensky) and Joseph "Osi" Carasso (Yehuda Barkan) are a pair of insurance brokers will do anything to make a sale. Katz hails from the Ashkenazi background, while Carusso is of Sephardic descent. The vast cultural differences that separate the two men come into a particularly dramatic light when their children come into the picture. Katz's oldest daughter Tikva (Nitza Shaul) works for her father, as does Carasso's eldest son Eliyahu (Gadi Yagil). Once the two salesmen learn that they are both pursuing the same client, it becomes clear that things will quickly get confrontational. The children however come to a much different conclusion. In the style of Romeo and Juliet, Eliyahu and Tikva discover that they would rather be vying for each other's affection than competing for a new client for their respective families. Directed by Menahem Golan, this 1971 film speaks to some of the common themes that people from all over the world face, including generational rivalries, the role of capitalism and sexual liberation.moreless

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Comedy, Drama

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Classics, Historical