The film takes a satirical, comic look at the old generation of Israeli politicians.


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The Fox in the Chicken Coop
A Film by: Ephraim Kishon
(Israel, 1978, 90 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English subtitles, Cast: Shaike Ophir, Seffy Rivlin, Zaharira Harifai, Ya'ackov Bodo, Mosko Alkalai)

Amitz Dolniker, an Israeli politician who speaks way to much, has a heart attack in the middle of his speech. In the ambulance on the way to the hospital the doctor orders him to "go someplace quite, rest, and don't make speeches".

His young assistant immediately suggest they go to Switzerland, however Dolniker has taken a vow not to leave Israel unnecessarily, so he comes up with a different idea - going to a remote village where they have never heard of him, so he will not be asked to make any speeches.

As they arrive, it turns out that not only have the villagers never heard of Dolniker, but they have also never heard of running water, electricity, phones, and most importantly: TV, radio, and newspapers... so its only a matter of time before Dolniker or the villagers go bananas....

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