Noodle

Noodle

Noodle

At thirty-seven, Miri is a twice-widowed, El Al flight attendant. Her well-regulated existence is suddenly turned upside down by an abandoned Chinese boy whose migrant-worker mother has been summarily deported from Israel. Together the pair – one from Tel Aviv, one from Beijing – accompany each other on a journey.

2007Rating: PG90 minsIsraelHebrew and Mandarin with English subtitles
Drama

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Noodle / Reviews

Variety

Variety

"Kolya" locates a spiritual cousin in feel-good crowd-pleaser "Noodle." Story of a sad Israeli flight attendant whose life gains meaning with the arrival of a 6-year-old Chinese boy whom she attempts to reunite with his mother, pic overcomes a number of narrative conveniences to build an emotional head of steam. Montreal fest's grand jury prize should help propel the pic to fests, arthouses and ancillary.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Here, the background of grief helps: it deepens the characterisation, so that the emotion feels earned. Yet there is sentimentality here, leavened by Menahemi's understated humour and sense of purpose.

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