Ha-Ushpizin / Holy Guests (2004) DVD9
When Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt, God compelled them to live in temporary buildings called Sukkot. As a reminder of the miracles that occurred during the exodus from slavery, Jews are commanded each year to leave their homes and live in a sukkah for seven days—cooking, eating, and sleeping in these huts. It is considered a blessing to host ushpizin (the Aramaic word for guests) during the Festival of Sukkot.
Moshe (Shuli Rand, who also wrote the screenplay), a rabbi, and his wife Mali (Rand's wife, Michal Bat-Sheva Rand) need a miracle. They are in debt and have no money for food, let alone the cash they'll need to build a sukkah for the upcoming holiday. Their prayers are suddenly answered they receive unexpected guests: two escaped convicts. The guests threaten the harmony of the entire neighborhood. But the family Bellangas try to be hospitable toward their rude guests anyway, believing that their faith is being tested.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:28:33 | 7.60 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English, Hebrew, Espanol, Russian, Arabic
Genre: Drama

Director: Giddi Dar
Cast: Shuli Rand, Michal Bat-Sheva Rand, Shaul Mizrahi, Ilan Ganani, Avraham Abutboul
Country: Israel

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