Tired of his hardscrabble life working as an electrician in Tel Aviv, David decides to pursue his lifelong dream of making it as a magician.


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Afula Express (Pick A Card)
A Film by: Julie Shles

(Israel, 1997, 95 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English subtitles, Cast: Tzvika Hadar, Esti Zackheim, Aryeh MosKuna, Orly Perl, Natan Zahavi, Eveline Caplon)

A human comedy about love, magic and little people who try to make big dreams come true in the big city. David is a motor car electrician in Afula, who one day decides to leave everything behind and move to Tel Aviv in order to fulfill a childhood dream -and become a magician. He hits the road with his girlfriend Batya, but doesn’t consider that he might just lack the talent. As far as David is concerned, his lack of success as a magician is only a temporary set back. Batya decides to help David face the facts about the gap between his dreams and reality. Will David fulfill his dream? Will love win? Is there magic in reality? Is love a kind of magic?

• The Wolgin Award for Best Feature Film, Jerusalem International
   Film Festival, 1997
• Winner of 6 Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director