Afula Express

Synopsis: David is a garage electrician, who dreamt all of his life of becoming a magician, but had no luck in it. His girlfriend Batya wants an ordinary life, but David is still looking for his dream, so he links up with Romanian immigrant Shimon, who is an expert magician.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Julie Shles
  7 wins & 7 nominations.
95 min

Assaf Amir & Julie Shels


A film by Julie Shels

You know your problem, Batya?

Which one? -What?

Whenever you're supposed,

to go find a job

you find a new problem

and don't leave the house

That's your problem! -What?

-You put up with it!

Tzvika Hadar

Let's discuss this.

-Go ahead. -Pick a card.

Estie Zackheim

I'm late for work.

-Don't be a drag! Pick card.


You picked one?

-Nine of hearts.

Don't tell me, moron!

What a dingbat!

Don't call me moron

or dingbat again!

Afula Express

Aryeh Moskuna

Orly Perl

Guest Appearance by

Natan Zahavi

Script by Amit Leor

with Julie Shles & Assaf Amir

Director of Photography:

Itzik Portal


Maor Keshet


Levana Hakim & Yotvat Palter

Tzipi Anglisher

Art Director:
Ava Gronowitz


Gil Toren & Yohai Moshe

Original Score:

Yuval Shafrir

Produced by

Assaf Amir

Directed by

Julie Shles

Henrietta, you beauty...

You know your problem, Shimon?

-No, what?

You can't dress!

-What do you mean?

Look at you! Stripped shirt,

checkered pants.

and those red socks!

Look at you!

I'm Romanian.


That's how Romanians dress.

-Are Romanians blind?

I'm sure some know

how to dress.

Maybe, but I don't know any.

-What a character!

Pick a card!

-Don't waste your time, David!

Excuse me...

You live in the building, right?

-Me? - Yes.

Wait a second, okay?


I know you from somewhere.

Are you from Tel Aviv?

No, Afula.


No shit!

I'm from a farm near Afula!

I got here a week ago!

I heard. You're the one who sings.

I'm Vicky. I'm a singer.

I mean, I want to be. That's why I'm here.

Afula's a dead end.

-I'm Batya.

By the way, you really sing nice.



-Well, I'm late for work...

Wait, wait! Didn't you work

at the Snail's?

The snail?

-The bakery in Afula...

The guy with the wig!

No, I never did.

-No? - I have to run.

You'll see!

I know you from somewhere!

Good morning, dear.

-Good morning, Seior Bueno.

How's it going?

The same.

Not enough

men for prayer service.

Did you tell

your husband to come?

My husband's...lazy.

He's not even awake

when you guys pray.

What does he do all day?

Good question, Seior Bueno.

Good question...

Excuse Me!

Excuse Me!

It's been a hard day,

Outside the rain is falling,

While you cry,

you cry...

Tell me what's breaking

your heart...

I promised Batya

I'd look for a job.

So? -So?

I didn't find one.

-Don't be a jerk.

You should understand me.

If I find a job, then I'm screwed.

All I need is one lousy show

and some equipment,

then things will start rolling!

But she doesn't get it!

I've told her over and over,

but she just doesn't get it!

Be careful.

Women are like rubber bands.

Stretch them too far...

And you'll get smacked

in the face.

You're a real character!

How could you just

give it up?

What? -Magic.

My wife left me and I went to pieces! -So?

My hands got the shakes.

Then how do you tie

your shoelaces?

I wear loafers. See!

-Okay, I was just joking!

Hey kid, come here!

Don't be afraid! Come here...

Know what I just heard?

God's an Arab!

Shit! No bar code!



Hey! -Hi.

You work here? -Yes.




Do you watch "The Young?"

-"The Young?"

..."And the Restless."

Not lately. -You won't believe

it! Dorothy went back to Victor!

No shit? For good?

We'll have to wait 'till

next week to find out.

But I think she's in deep shit.

I tape all the episodes.

Drop by if you want to catch up.

Thanks. Maybe I will.


See you.

Come by.


Hey, did you work

for Sarah with the leg?

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