Every Time We Say Goodbye

Synopsis: An American flyer who joined the RAF before his country was in the war is recovering from a leg injury in Jerusalem. Through an English friend he meets a quiet Jewish girl whose close-knit family originally came from Spain. The two are attracted to each other but she is convinced their diverse backgrounds mean it could never work; not only is he a gentile, his father is a protestant minister. So though they keep running into each other in the small community, they find themselves just as frequently parting again.
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
 
IMDB:
5.9
PG-13
Year:
1986
98 min
33 Views

You're up early.

- More bad dreams?

- No, no. It's the goddamn church bells.

I hope you haven't been to the loo.

I need a morning specimen.

Actually, it's a good thing you're up.

You've got a busy morning of tests ahead.

But if everything checks out,

it looks like we'll be letting you go today.

- No kidding.

- Don't talk.

And don't smile.

You're well on the mend,

and we need the bed.

Your squadron leader

will see to your billeting and transport.

Peter. Good.

You are really that anxious

to get back to the war, are you?

No. Not the war.

But I wanna try out this retread of a leg...

you guys fixed me up with.

Make sure it can still do all the old things

that it used to.

You know...

I'd hold off on the tap-dancing

for a while, David.

I think you may be right there, Ginger.

The mattress is all new.

And a room with a bath

is an unheard of luxury...

in Jerusalem nowadays.

- There.

- Very nice.

- There's no water.

- It's rationed, old chap.

Half the city is supplied on even days

and the other half on odd ones.

Well, included in the price

you'll have two eggs every morning.

They alone cost me a shilling.

I have to buy them at the black market.

Well, David, what do you say?

Well, I've been living

in a boarding house for 10 days.

This is paradise. Where do I sign?

Oh, good. Would you know

how long you'll be staying?

I'm afraid not. We could be relocated

anywhere more or less anytime.

How awful this war is.

May Hitler burn in hell.

Okay. If this place is so terrific...

why are you letting go of it?

What's the catch?

There's no bloody catch, you ingrate.

- Want one?

- No.

Was that true?

Or just for public consumption

about us not knowing...

how long we're gonna be here?

It's absolutely true.

The whole bloody war

is bogged down in the desert.

Rommel's been stopped,

but he's pretty well dug in by now.

So, pushing him back's

not gonna be all that much fun.

So that's why they're holding us in reserves.

God knows.

There's no end of rumors.

I even heard Burma mentioned.

By the way, there's been

an American military attach...

inquiring if you might like

to change uniforms...

now that you Yanks are in it officially.

Tell him I'm not interested.

Of course you're a bloody awful wingman,

but I'm used to you.

Still haven't told me

why you're moving out of here.

- Well, I've met this girl who...

- Oh, no.

Don't tell me that girls are off-limits up here.

No, no.

As long as you're discreet.

I just thought I'd be more comfortable

in a flat.

Because of this girl?

- What girl?

- The girl you almost told me about.

Why are you being so cagey about this?

I'll tell you all about it, but later.

In the meantime,

if you have any interest in washing today...

Well, I thought there was no water.

Yeah, but that's only on this side of the city.

You mean black market showers?

Victoria, you know I'm your friend.

But you always overdramatize.

Not this time.

Sarah, they take turns

spying on me.

You have to help me.

Oh, God, there's my father.

Laugh, Sarah.

He mustn't suspect anything.

Come on. At least smile.

This is silly.

My cousin Nessim

is already suspicious.

Who cares about your cousin?

Unless you're afraid

to be seen with me.

Of course not.

I told Nessim

I'd go to the movies with him.

I must see Peter.

He's waiting for me.

Sarah, please!

Only you can help me!

All right.

Go and be nice to your father.

I'll figure out something.

I got tickets for the Carmen Miranda film

with The Ritz Brothers.

I prefer The Marx Brothers.

Nessim, dear, don't be difficult.

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Moshé Mizrahi

Moshé Mizrahi (Hebrew: משה מזרחי‎; 5 September 1931 – 3 August 2018) was an Israeli film director. He directed 14 films in both Israel and France. Three of his films were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, I Love You Rosa, The House on Chelouche Street and Madame Rosa, with the last of these winning the award.In September 1994, he was honored by the Haifa Film Festival for his lifetime contribution to Israel cinema. His landmark film, Les Stances à Sophie, went practically unseen until it was re-released in 2008 and its jazz soundtrack album of the same name (but lacking the accent) was profiled in The FADER by Alexander Geoffrey Frank. As of March 2009, Mizrahi was living in Tel Aviv, leading film-making workshop in Tel Aviv University's film school. His wife, Michal Bat-Adam, is a film director as well as an actress, and played lead roles in several of Mizrahi's films. Today, she teaches acting classes at Tel Aviv University. He died on 3 August 2018, at the age of 86. more…

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