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Moni Moshonov is a Actor Israelien born on 18 august 1951 at Sofia (Bulgarie)

Moni Moshonov

Moni Moshonov
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Birth name Shlomo Moshonov
Nationality Israel
Birth 18 august 1951 (71 years) at Sofia (Bulgarie)

Shlomo "Moni" Moshonov (Hebrew: שלמה "מוני" מושונוב‎; born 18 August 1951) is an Israeli actor, comedian, and theater director.


Shlomo (Moni) Moshonov was born in Ramla, Israel in 1951, to a family which immigrated to Israel from Sofia, Bulgaria.

His father, Moshe, who studied law in Sofia, sold textiles in the Ramla market. Moshonov grew up in Ramla. He did his military service in an IDF entertainment troupe. After studying drama at Tel Aviv University, he joined the Haifa Theater, remaining with the group for five years. In 1977 he made his first film appearance in Masa Alunkot ("Journey of Stretchers") alongside Gidi Gov.

In 1978–98, Moshonov and Shlomo Baraba hosted the satirical TV show Zehu Ze!, first on Israeli Educational Television and then Channel 2. He also appeared in the films The Man Who Flew in to Grab (1981), Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986) and Deadline (1987). During the 1980s he starred in five "Festigal" song festivals, performing children's songs. He also starred in Arik Einstein's children's video Like Grownups in 1991. In 1992 he wrote, produced and starred in the film Cables.

He appeared in many theater plays in the Cameri Theater, Habima and the Beit Lessin Theater, as well as several entertainment shows with Baraba. In 2006 he directed Ideal Wedding at Habima and starred in The Goat: or, Who Is Sylvia?.

In 2000 he starred in Besame Mucho and in Dover Kosashvili's Late Marriage in 2001, for which he won the Israeli Film Academy Award for best supporting actor. In 2002 he starred in Amos Gitai's Kedma. In 2003 he played in Kosashvili's next film Gift from Above, and starred in Year Zero. In 2004 he joined the sketch show Ktzarim on the Channel 2, for which he won an Israeli Film Academy Award for best actor in a comedy series, and in 2007 he hosted the Israeli version of Thank God You're Here on Channel 10. In 2006 he starred in Forgiveness ("Mechilot") and in We Own the Night in 2007. In 2008 he joined the cast of the second season of Betipul, and starred in Two Lovers.

Moshonov is married to actress Sandra Sadeh and is the father of opera singer Alma Moshonov and actor Michael Moshonov. He lives in Tel Aviv, near Habima Theater.

In 2012 he played in the Israeli TV series, The Gordin Cell as Peter Yom-Tov, an old Shin-Bet agent from Bulgaria. He co-starred as Nick in the 2013 movie Hunting Elephants.

In 2014 he played in the Bulgarian film Bulgarian Rhapsody, which became the Bulgarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.

Usually with

James Gray
James Gray
(2 films)
Ivan Nitchev
Ivan Nitchev
(1 films)
Moshe Ivgy
Moshe Ivgy
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Moni Moshonov (14 films)

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The Dune
The Dune (2014)

Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about immigration, Films about sexuality, La précarité, LGBT-related films, L'émigration, LGBT-related film
Actors Niels Arestrup, Lior Ashkenazi, Guy Marchand, Emma de Caunes, Jean-Quentin Châtelain, Mathieu Amalric
Roles Fogel
Rating67% 3.378413.378413.378413.378413.37841
Un homme sans papiers d'identité et ne prononçant pas le moindre mot est trouvé sur une plage des Landes. Un inspecteur spécialisé dans la recherche des disparus tente de percer le mystère.
A Strange Course Of Events, 1h40
Directed by Raphaël Nadjari
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Moni Moshonov
Roles Simon
Rating55% 2.7863352.7863352.7863352.7863352.786335
Saul is a matured man who is prone to avoid confrontations. One day he decides to visit his father who seems to suffer with a variety of issues and who usually blames the son for all his misfortune. Their first encounter after five years is rather alienating for Saul who discovers that his father is into yoga.
Hunting Elephants, 1h47
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Actors Sasson Gabai, Moni Moshonov, Patrick Stewart, Yaël Abecassis, Moshe Ivgy
Roles Nick
Rating62% 3.14993.14993.14993.14993.1499
Jonathan's father, Daniel (Tzvika Hadar), dies of a heart attack in his workplace, with Jonathan present but unable to help him. The bank manager, Dedi (Moshe Ivgy), refuses to pay compensation because the contract with the insurance company doesn't cover such events. Jonathan's mother, Dorit (Yael Abecassis), starts going out with Dedi because she needs the money, leaving Jonathan in an elderly home with his grandfather Eliyahu (Sasson Gabai).
Ultimatum (2009)
, 1h41
Directed by Alain Tasma
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Gaspard Ulliel, Michel Boujenah, Jasmine Trinca, Anna Galiena, Sarah Adler, Lior Ashkenazi
Rating61% 3.0826453.0826453.0826453.0826453.082645
À la Saint-Sylvestre 1990, l'ONU demande à l'Irak de retirer ses soldats du Koweït sous peine d'intervention militaire de l'OTAN. En Occident on pense à la troisième guerre mondiale pendant qu'à Jérusalem on s'angoisse pour une menace d'armes chimiques et bactériologiques.
Jaffa (2009)
, 1h46
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Dana Ivgy, Moni Moshonov, Ronit Elkabetz
Roles Reuven Wolf
Rating68% 3.4352453.4352453.4352453.4352453.435245
Jaffa is a mixed Arabic - Jewish seaside city near Tel Aviv, where Reuven Wolf (Moni Moshonov) has a garage for repairing cars. His wife Ossi (Ronit Elkabetz) a vain self-centered woman just makes everybody's life difficult.
Two Lovers
Two Lovers (2008)
, 1h40
Directed by James Gray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw, Isabella Rossellini, Elias Koteas, Moni Moshonov
Roles Mr. Reuben Kraditor
Rating69% 3.4980753.4980753.4980753.4980753.498075
Leonard (Phoenix) is walking along a bridge over a creek in Brooklyn, when suddenly he jumps into the water in an attempted suicide. He changes his mind and quickly walks home to his parents' apartment. His mother, seeing him dripping wet, tells her husband their son has tried it again and it becomes evident that Leonard has tried to kill himself before.
We Own the Night, 1h57
Directed by James Gray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Erotic films, Gangster films
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Robert Duvall, Alex Veadov, Danny Hoch
Roles Marat Buzhayev
Rating67% 3.399193.399193.399193.399193.39919
In 1988 in Brooklyn, New York, Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix) is the manager of the successful El Caribe nightclub in Brighton Beach that is frequented by Russian black market gangster and drug lord Vadim Nezhinski (Alex Veadov), and owned by Marat Buzhayev, Vadim's uncle and Bobby's boss.
Directed by Udi Aloni
Genres Drama
Actors Clara Khoury, Moni Moshonov, Makram J. Khoury, Itay Tiran, Gregory J. Lucas, Ruba Blal
Roles Muselmann
Rating63% 3.1747853.1747853.1747853.1747853.174785
David Adler, 20 ans, jeune Juif américain, fils d’un survivant de la Shoah, décide de se rendre en Israël et de s’engager dans l’armée. Son père Henry, devenu un grand pianiste, a refoulé les fantôme du passé, au grand dépit de David.
Gift From Above, 1h48
Directed by Dover Kosashvili
Origin Israel
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Lior Ashkenazi, Yuval Segal, Moni Moshonov, Rami Heuberger, Ania Bukstein, Dover Kosashvili
Roles Giorgi
Rating57% 2.8979352.8979352.8979352.8979352.897935
Vaja, bagagiste, s'emploie à préparer un vol de diamant. Mais l'organisation dépend étroitement des relations tourmentées de son entourage : un père dominateur, un frère joueur, un ami volage… Chacun court après ses préoccupations du moment.
Kedma (2002)
, 1h40
Directed by Amos Gitaï
Origin Israel
Genres Drama, War
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Moni Moshonov, Juliano Mer-Khamis, Sendi Bar, Yaël Abecassis
Roles Klibanov
Rating57% 2.852342.852342.852342.852342.85234
The film is a historical tragedy set during the opening stages of Israel's 1948 War of Independence. The film follows the fate of a group of refugees from the Holocaust who are illegally brought to Israel by the Palmach. When they arrive, they are chased by British soldiers. Once they escape, they are immediately drafted into the war, and take part in a grueling battle against Arab irregulars. The film centers on two long monologues, one by an Arab peasant who pledges to oppose the Jews forever; and one by an emotionally demolished refugee who laments the seemingly endless suffering of his people. Gitai intended the film to be a more realistic answer to the romanticized depiction of the war in Otto Preminger's Exodus. The final shot of Kedma is identical to the final shot of Preminger's film.
Late Marriage, 1h42
Directed by Dover Kosashvili
Origin Israel
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Lior Ashkenazi, Ronit Elkabetz, Moni Moshonov, Michael Moshonov, Dina Doron, Leonid Kanevsky
Roles Yasha
Rating70% 3.545293.545293.545293.545293.54529
Zaza (Lior Ashkenazi) is a 31-year-old Georgian-Israeli PhD student at Tel Aviv University whose family is trying to arrange a marriage for him within the Georgian community. The film's beginning sees Zaza and his parents Yasha and Lili visiting the home of a possible match, who is still in high school. Zaza is clearly unenthusiastic and it is mentioned that he has seen dozens of prospective brides before this.
Deadline (1987)
, 1h40
Origin German
Genres Drama, War, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about writers, Films about journalists, Political films
Actors Christopher Walken, Hywel Bennett, Amos Lavi, Moshe Ivgy, Sasson Gabai, Etti Ankri
Roles Donny
Rating54% 2.7053652.7053652.7053652.7053652.705365
Ace Reporter Don Stevens (Christopher Walken) is an American journalist who goes to Beirut, Lebanon during the civil war. He stays in a hotel with English journalist Mike Jessop. He is promised an interview with a top PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Palestinian Yassin Abu-Riadd (Amos Lavi). However, this proves to be a set-up and he is duped into interviewing an imposter who claims the PLO are prepared to negotiate peacefully. Outraged by this deception, Stevens becomes determined to find out the truth. In this quest he is helped by a Scandinavian doctor, Linda, who it emerges is Yassin's estranged girlfriend. Along the way, Stevens is hindered by everyone around him: The PLO threaten him, the Phalangists arrest him and the Israelis ignore him. Tricked and beaten, he gradually uncovers a murder plot, double agents, the bombing of the Phalangists headquarters and, most terrifying of all, a plan to massacre hundreds of civilians. In a story that takes the lid off events in Lebanon, Don Stevens becomes a reluctant hero, and in doing so, gets the scoop of a lifetime.
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
Rating58% 2.9030152.9030152.9030152.9030152.903015
Pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, un pilote américain engagé dans la RAF est blessé et envoyé en convalescence en Palestine britannique.