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Or (My Treasure)

Or (My Treasure) is a 2004 French-Israeli film starring Dana Ivgy in the title role of Or, a teenager who struggles to be responsible for her prostitute mother Ruthie, played by Ronit Elkabetz. It premiered on 14 May 2004 at the Cannes Film Festival.

DIRECTOR: Keren Yedaya

NOTABLE APPEARANCES: Dana Ivgy, Ronit Elkabetz


COUNTRY: France, Isreal

LANGUAGE: Hebrew, English subtitles


KEY THEMES/ ISSUES: Prostitution, childhood responsibility for parents

RATING: Unrated in UK

Or's responsibility at home gives way to an increasingly wilder side of her personality, pushed further by the mother of her boyfriend who tells Or that their sexual relationship isn't suitable for her son.

Ruthie, meanwhile, tries to hold down a poorly paid job as a cleaner and give up prostitution at her daughter's urging, yet is unable to stay away from the streets.

Or won 10 awards, including five at the Cannes Film Festival.






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