A 1967 Israeli film written and directed by Ephraim Kishon. The film, starring Chaim Topol (best known for his role as Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof) is a comical tale of a con man who falls in love with a police officer.


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A Film by: Ephraim Kishon

(Israel, 1967, 95 Minutes, Black & white, Hebrew, English subtitle, Cast: Chaim Topol)

Following the international success of his classic Sallah Shabbati, Kishon once again combined his witty brand of social satire with the talents of Chaim Topol to create a memorably comic Israeli anti-hero. 

Topol, best known for his lead role in the musical production Fiddler on the Roof, plays Ervinka, who becomes embroiled in a plot to rob the Israeli lottery in this social satire on police ineptitude and bureaucratic inefficiency.


"... a brilliant satire of police stupidity and municipal bureaucratic inefficiency." - World Cinema

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