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Jonathan Sagall is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Canadien born on 23 april 1959 at Toronto (Canada)

Jonathan Sagall

Jonathan Sagall
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Nationality Canada
Birth 23 april 1959 (61 years) at Toronto (Canada)

Jonathan Sagall (Hebrew: יהונתן סגל‎; is an Israeli actor, film director, TV director and screenwriter.

Biography

Sagall was born on April 23rd, 1959 in Toronto, Canada. Several members of his family were survivors of the Holocaust, who then emigrated to Israel after World War II, then to Canada. Sagall immigrated to Israel from Canada with his family at age 11. During the rest of his childhood, Sagall grew up in Haifa and eventually graduated from the Hebrew Reali School in the city. His mother, Ruth Sagall, is an actress at the Haifa Theatre.

At a young age, Sagall did stagework for local Israeli theaters. His first appearance as an actor occurred in an 1977 Israeli television film which did not gain much attention. Sagall gained much success after he played Momo in the successful 1978 Israeli film Lemon Popsicle (Eskimo Limon) which later on became an Israeli cult film and was followed by a series of sequels.

In 1979, Sagall was an actor in the New Media Bible Series as Joseph.

In 1983 Sagall played the lead role in the drama Drifting by his boy-friend Amos Gutman, where he played a lonely young homosexual man whom attempts to find love and break into the movie business. During the mid-1980s Sagall began producing and directing short films.

In 1992 Sagall was cast in the role of Poldek Pfefferberg, in the film Schindler's List which was produced and directed by Steven Spielberg.

As a screenwriter and film director Sagall created and directed the 1998 drama film Link City (קשר עיר), in which he also played a supporting role. Among the other films he created - The Jewish State and blood.

His 1999 film Urban Feel was entered into the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.

In 2007 Sagall participated in the TV series HaMakom (The Place) in Channel 10.

His 2011 film Lipstikka premiered at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Bear.

Best films

Schindler's List (1993)
(Actor)

Usually with

Amos Guttman
Amos Guttman
(1 films)
Nataly Attiya
Nataly Attiya
(1 films)
Lubna Azabal
Lubna Azabal
(1 films)
Clara Khoury
Clara Khoury
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jonathan Sagall (7 films)

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Actor

Urban Feel
Urban Feel (1999)
, 1h43
Directed by Jonathan Sagall
Origin Israel
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Jonathan Sagall
Roles Emanuel
Rating58% 2.9139652.9139652.9139652.9139652.913965
Deadly Outbreak
Genres Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Jeff Speakman, Ron Silver, Rochelle Swanson, Jonathan Sagall
Roles Gallo
Rating47% 2.375232.375232.375232.375232.37523
Sergeant Dutton Hatfield is working for the American embassy. His latest assignment is to escort a supposed team of scientists inside the Research Development Institute facility outside Tel Aviv, Israel. However, the scientists are revealed to be terrorists in disguise, led by Colonel Baron. Baron is seeking retribution for his humiliation when he had an ideological disagreement with his superior officer General Miller, over the merits of the Gulf War, and Miller forced him to retire after Miller became Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Baron and his eight men, including an insider scientist named Dr. Berg, are seeking a sample of a deadly virus that is being developed inside the facility, and plan to use both the virus and a set of five pre-arranged bombs in Washington, D.C. as leverage to arrange an escape and a payment of $510 million.
Schindler's List, 3h17
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about psychiatry, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz
Roles Poldek Pfefferberg
Rating86% 4.312864.312864.312864.312864.31286
In Kraków during World War II, the Germans had forced local Polish Jews into the overcrowded Kraków Ghetto. Oskar Schindler, an ethnic German, arrives in the city hoping to make his fortune. A member of the Nazi Party, Schindler lavishes bribes on Wehrmacht (German armed forces) and SS officials and acquires a factory to produce enamelware. To help him run the business, Schindler enlists the aid of Itzhak Stern, a local Jewish official who has contacts with black marketeers and the Jewish business community. Stern helps Schindler arrange loans to finance the factory. Schindler maintains friendly relations with the Nazis and enjoys wealth and status as "Herr Direktor", and Stern handles administration. Schindler hires Jewish workers because they cost less, while Stern ensures that as many people as possible are deemed essential to the German war effort, which saves them from being transported to concentration camps or killed.
The Little Drummer Girl, 2h10
Directed by George Roy Hill
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Diane Keaton, Klaus Kinski, Sami Frey, Thorley Walters, Eli Danker, Julian Firth
Roles Teddy
Rating60% 3.0482353.0482353.0482353.0482353.048235
Set in Europe and the Middle East, the plot follows the Mossad's clandestine attempt to flush out a PLO bomber named Khalil. To capture him, they kidnap and later kill his brother, then recruit an anti-Zionist American actress named Charlie to impersonate the dead man's girlfriend, hoping Khalil will contact her. Charlie does everything the Mossad asks of her, but as she goes deeply undercover, she questions just how far she should go before reaching a point where she is unable to escape.
Drifting
Drifting (1983)
, 1h20
Directed by Amos Guttman
Origin Israel
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about Jews and Judaism, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jonathan Sagall
Rating63% 3.1918453.1918453.1918453.1918453.191845
Robi (Jonathan Sagall) is a young Israeli who lives his grandparents and works at their store. He dreams of finding true love and becoming a movie director, both of which seem increasingly difficult. His film career stalls, until he can get financial backing and his love life seems to be in similar shape. While the urban city has places to cruise for sex, Robi struggles to find an organized gay community and a committed relationship.
Lemon Popsicle, 1h35
Directed by Boaz Davidson
Origin Israel
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films about virginity
Actors Zachi Noy, Jonathan Sagall, Anat Atzmon
Roles Momo / Bobbie
Rating65% 3.2504353.2504353.2504353.2504353.250435
Nili (Niki in the English language release, played by Anat Atzmon), a beautiful new girl comes to the school of a trio of friends; Benzi (Benjy in the English release), Momo (Bobby in the English release) and Yudale (Huey in the English release). Benzi (played by Yftach Katzur), the typical "nice guy" of the three immediately falls in love with Nili. However, Nili prefers the more pushy and experienced Momo (played by Jonathan Sagall), who is keen to have sex with Nili, a virgin. Later, it is revealed that Momo had impregnated and dumped Nili. Benzi, hoping to start a relationship with her, helps Nili get an abortion and emotionally consoles her, only to see that she soon returns to the arms of Momo.

Director

Lipstikka
Lipstikka (2012)

Directed by Jonathan Sagall
Origin Israel
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Clara Khoury, Nataly Attiya, Daniel Caltagirone, Lubna Azabal, Olivia Poulet
Rating61% 3.093593.093593.093593.093593.09359
Deux femmes, qui avaient passé leur adolescence à Jérusalem, se retrouvent à Londres.

Scriptwriter

Lipstikka
Lipstikka (2012)

Directed by Jonathan Sagall
Origin Israel
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Clara Khoury, Nataly Attiya, Daniel Caltagirone, Lubna Azabal, Olivia Poulet
Rating61% 3.093593.093593.093593.093593.09359
Deux femmes, qui avaient passé leur adolescence à Jérusalem, se retrouvent à Londres.

Producer

Lipstikka
Lipstikka (2012)

Directed by Jonathan Sagall
Origin Israel
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Clara Khoury, Nataly Attiya, Daniel Caltagirone, Lubna Azabal, Olivia Poulet
Roles Producer
Rating61% 3.093593.093593.093593.093593.09359
Deux femmes, qui avaient passé leur adolescence à Jérusalem, se retrouvent à Londres.
Urban Feel
Urban Feel (1999)
, 1h43
Directed by Jonathan Sagall
Origin Israel
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Jonathan Sagall
Roles Producer
Rating58% 2.9139652.9139652.9139652.9139652.913965
Drifting
Drifting (1983)
, 1h20
Directed by Amos Guttman
Origin Israel
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about Jews and Judaism, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jonathan Sagall
Roles Producer
Rating63% 3.1918453.1918453.1918453.1918453.191845
Robi (Jonathan Sagall) is a young Israeli who lives his grandparents and works at their store. He dreams of finding true love and becoming a movie director, both of which seem increasingly difficult. His film career stalls, until he can get financial backing and his love life seems to be in similar shape. While the urban city has places to cruise for sex, Robi struggles to find an organized gay community and a committed relationship.