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Gila Almagor is a Actor and Scriptwriter Israelienne born on 22 july 1939 at Petah Tikva (Israel)

Gila Almagor

Gila Almagor
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Nationality Israel
Birth 22 july 1939 (83 years) at Petah Tikva (Israel)
Awards Israel Prize

Gila Almagor (Hebrew: גילה אלמגור‎; born Gila Alexandrowitz; July 22, 1939) is an Israeli actress, film star, and author. In Israel she is known as "queen of the Israeli cinema and theatre".


Gila Almagor was born four months after the death of her father, Max Alexandrowitz, a Jewish immigrant from Germany who was killed by an Arab sniper while working as a policeman in Haifa. Almagor grew up caring for her mother, Chaya, who was slowly losing her sanity after realising that all her family in Germany had perished in the Holocaust. When her mother was institutionalized in 1954, Almagor was sent to Hadassim youth village.

Two years later, she moved to Tel Aviv, rented a room near Habima Theatre and applied to acting school. Although she was underage, she was accepted.

At the age of 17, Almagor debuted in Habima's production of The Skin of Our Teeth. Her autobiographical books Summer of Aviya and Under the Domim Tree were both made into films, with Almagor playing her own mother. She is married to Yaakov Agmon, former director of the Habima Theatre. They have two children.

Usually with

Menahem Golan
Menahem Golan
(8 films)
Eli Cohen
Eli Cohen
(2 films)
Chaim Topol
Chaim Topol
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Gila Almagor (21 films)

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The Human Resources Manager, 1h43
Directed by Eran Riklis
Origin Israel
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Mark Ivanir, Reymond Amsalem, Gila Almagor, Julian Negulesco, Irina Petrescu
Roles The Widow
Rating65% 3.2989853.2989853.2989853.2989853.298985
Rien ne va plus pour le Directeur des Ressources Humaines de la plus grande boulangerie de Jérusalem : il s’est séparé de sa femme, sa fille le boude et il est empêtré dans un boulot qu’il déteste. Suite à la mort accidentelle d’une de ses employées, la boulangerie est accusée d’inhumanité et d’indifférence par un quotidien local. Le DRH est alors envoyé en mission pour redorer l’image de l’entreprise. C’est le début d’un périple qui l'entraîne des rues mystiques de Jérusalem à la glaciale Roumanie, à la recherche du village de Yulia, cette femme qu’il ne connaissait pas mais qu’il apprend petit à petit à admirer. A la tête d’un convoi chaotique, entre le fils de la défunte, en révolte contre tous, un exaspérant journaliste, une consule excentrique et un encombrant cercueil, le DRH retrouve son humanité et sa vraie capacité à s’occuper des « ressources humaines ».
The Debt
The Debt (2007)
, 1h40
Origin Israel
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Spy films, Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Gila Almagor, Netta Garti, Edgar Selge, Itay Tiran, Yehezkel Lazarov
Roles Rachel Brener
Rating68% 3.4423953.4423953.4423953.4423953.442395
The film is not based on actual fact, and centers on an Israeli-Mossad team who in 1964 capture a notorious Nazi doctor who had performed human experimentation in a German extermination camp, and, when he escapes from them, they report him as being shot once in the head and killed during his attempted escape. In the following years, the agents receive numerous accolades for their actions, with none suspecting the truth, but in the late 1990s, they learn he may be alive, repentant, and likely to expose the truth of the events.
Munich (2005)
, 2h44
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Historical, Politic
Themes Films set in Africa, Spy films, Films about religion, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Films about the Olympic Games, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciarán Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitz, Hanns Zischler, Omar Metwally
Roles Avner's Mother
Rating74% 3.748073.748073.748073.748073.74807
Munich begins with a depiction of the events of the 1972 Munich Olympics and then cuts to the home of Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir, where Avner Kaufman (Eric Bana), a Mossad agent of German-Jewish descent, is chosen to lead an assassination mission against 11 Palestinians allegedly involved in the massacre. To give the Israeli government plausible deniability and at the direction of his handler Ephraim (Geoffrey Rush), Avner resigns from Mossad and operates with no official ties to Israel. His team includes four Jewish volunteers from around the world: South African driver Steve (Daniel Craig), Belgian toy-maker and explosives expert Robert (Mathieu Kassovitz), former Israeli soldier and "cleaner" Carl (Ciarán Hinds), and a Danish document forger named Hans (Hanns Zischler). They are given information by a shadowy French informant, Louis (Mathieu Amalric).
Sh'Chur (1994)
, 1h40
Origin Israel
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Gila Almagor, Ronit Elkabetz, Amos Lavi
Roles Mother
Rating68% 3.414173.414173.414173.414173.41417
After their father dies, Rachel and her sister make the journey for his funeral. Along the way Rachel's mind is flooded with memories of the mysticism of her childhood in Israel, where magic rituals were the solution to everyday problems.
Under The Domim Tree, 1h42
Directed by Eli Cohen
Origin Israel
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Gila Almagor, Juliano Mer-Khamis, Ohad Knoller, Riki Blich
Roles Henya Aleksandrowicz
Rating68% 3.4239253.4239253.4239253.4239253.423925
The film follows the lives and struggles of several teenagers, focusing on Aviya, an Israeli sabra whose father was killed in 1939 in Israel and whose mother suffers from mental illness. The youths, most Holocaust survivors and all orphans, live in a communal farming village.
Life According To Agfa, 1h40
Directed by Assi Dayan (אסי דיין)
Origin Israel
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Gila Almagor, Shuli Rand
Roles Daliah
Rating71% 3.589483.589483.589483.589483.58948
The plot revolves around one night in a small Tel Aviv pub whose employees and patrons represent a microcosm of Israeli society – men and women, Jews and Arabs, Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews, kibbutzniks and city-dwellers. When an aggressive group of chauvinistic army soldiers is thrown out of the pub for provoking a waitress and one of the kitchen workers, they return and spray the indifferent group of party-goers with bullets.
The Rose Garden, 1h52
Directed by Fons Rademakers
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Liv Ullmann, Maximilian Schell, Peter Fonda, Jan Niklas, Hanns Zischler, Özay Fecht
Roles Ruth
Rating67% 3.3904853.3904853.3904853.3904853.390485
En Allemagne, un vieil homme attaque un autre vieil homme et est arrêté. L'agresseur refuse de parler. Une avocate lui est nommée. Elle découvre que l'attaquant a des chiffres tatoués sur son bras et que l'agressé était un officier allemand.
Aviya's Summer, 1h35
Directed by Eli Cohen
Origin Israel
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Gila Almagor, Eli Cohen
Roles Henya Aleksandrowicz
Rating70% 3.530683.530683.530683.530683.53068
Aviya's Summer is set in the summer of 1951, in the newly established state of Israel. The film chronicles the life of ten-year-old Aviya, whose warm, loving, and fiercely independent mother, Henya (played by Almagor herself), is tortured by periodic mental breakdowns. Henya's psychological and emotional scars stem from her horrid experience during the Holocaust, and from the loss of her husband during the war. Henya was once considered to be a beautiful and courageous partisan fighter, yet now she is constantly mocked by native Israelis for her erratic behavior. She walks the thin line between sanity and madness, attempting to forge a life for herself and her daughter in the new realities of Israel.
Every Time We Say Goodbye, 1h35
Directed by Moshé Mizrahi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Tom Hanks, Benedict Taylor, Cristina Marsillach, Gila Almagor, Moni Moshonov, Orna Porat
Roles Lea
Rating58% 2.9026052.9026052.9026052.9026052.902605
Pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, un pilote américain engagé dans la RAF est blessé et envoyé en convalescence en Palestine britannique.
Dead End Street, 1h30
Directed by Yaky Yosha
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Yehoram Gaon, Gila Almagor, Hanna Maron, Uri Gavriel, Anat Atzmon
Rating59% 2.975932.975932.975932.975932.97593
Alice, a young street walker, receives an opportunity of a lifetime when a television crew casts her to star in a documentary about prostitution in Tel-Aviv.
A Woman Called Golda, 3h20
Directed by Alan Gibson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Ingrid Bergman, Ned Beatty, Judy Davis, David de Keyser, Robert Loggia, Leonard Nimoy
Roles Deborah
Rating75% 3.789973.789973.789973.789973.78997
In 1977, Golda Meir returns to her old school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she tells the students her life story. She recounts her early years in Russia, and how her family emigrated to America to avoid the persecution of Jews throughout Europe. As a young woman, Golda dreams of fighting for a country for all Jews of the world. She marries Morris Meyerson, and they eventually move to Palestine to work in a kibbutz, although they soon end up leaving, much to Golda's disappointment. They move to Jerusalem and have two children, but Golda's tremendous ambition soon drives her and Morris apart, although they remain married until his death in 1951.
A Thin Line, 1h34
Directed by Michal Bat-Adam
Origin Israel
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Gila Almagor
Roles Paula
Rating68% 3.4307953.4307953.4307953.4307953.430795
Operation Thunderbolt, 2h4
Directed by Menahem Golan
Origin Israel
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Action, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Dans un avion, Films about hijackings
Actors Yehoram Gaon, Gila Almagor, Assi Dayan (אסי דיין), Sybil Danning, Klaus Kinski, Shaike Ophir
Roles Nurit Aviv
Rating66% 3.344573.344573.344573.344573.34457
In July 1976, Air France flight 139 from Tel Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked by four terrorists, two of whom are West Germans named Wilfried Boese (Klaus Kinski) and Halima (Sybil Danning), and the other two are Palestinians. After landing to refuel in Libya, the four hijackers force the plane to take off and to land thousands of miles away at the airport in Entebbe, Uganda, at the invitation of the Ugandan leader Idi Amin (Mark Heath). The two Germans and two Arab hijackers are joined at the Entebbe Airport by at least three more Palestinian terrorists. The Jewish passengers are separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much debate, the Israeli government sent an elite commando unit, under the command of Colonel Yonatan Netanyahu (Yehoram Gaon), to raid the airfield and release the hostages. The film is based on fact and follows the events following the flight's takeoff until the hostages' return to Israel.
The House on Chelouche Street, 1h50
Directed by Moshé Mizrahi
Origin Israel
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Gila Almagor, Michal Bat-Adam, Yosef Shiloach, Shaike Ophir
Roles Clara
Rating66% 3.334373.334373.334373.334373.33437
The film tells the story of a Sephardi family of Egyptian Jewish immigrants from Alexandria that settle in 1947 Tel Aviv. The family consists of a 33-year-old widowed wife, Clara, (played by Gila Almagor, one of the most prominent actresses in Israel for the last three decades) and her four children. They live in a working-class neighborhood surrounded by their extended family, including Clara's mother Mazal, Clara's uncle Rafael, and Sultana, his wife. The plot centers on the firstborn, Sami, his transition from a shy 15-year-old to a working man and an activist in the "Irgun" (a resistance movement that acted mainly against the military forces of the British), and the romantic attachment he develops with a 25-year-old Russian immigrant librarian (Michal Bat Adam, now a director). In addition to this, Clara struggles between social pressure to take a husband and her own complex feelings surrounding this, complicated by another Sephardi Egyptian, played by Yosef Shiloach, who has strong feelings for her.
Escape to the Sun, 1h58
Directed by Menahem Golan
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Laurence Harvey, Josephine Chaplin, Lila Kedrova, John Ireland, Jack Hawkins, Clive Revill
Roles The Judge
Rating57% 2.8737152.8737152.8737152.8737152.873715
A group of people wish to flee the Soviet Union to escape anti-semitism and political repression, but their activities soon attract the attention of the KGB secret police. The film is based on a short story by author Uri Dan, and in turn based loosely on the events of the June 1970 "Leningrad hijack affair", in which a group of mostly Jews and two non-Jews unsuccessfully attempted to steal Soviet airplane and fly it to freedom.