Hello Goodbye

Synopsis: When they move to Israel to explore their Jewish heritage and revive their flagging marriage, fifty something French emigres Alain and Gisele Gaash arrive in Tel Aviv to find their luggage lost, their apartment gone and Alain's new job taken.
Genre: Comedy
99 min

We should've taken the elevator.

It wasn't that narrow.

A mezuzah...

What's your colleague's name again?

Saint Alban.

Never have guessed.

Hang on... Here.


Good evening.

Pleased to meet you.

I've heard so much about you.

Yes. I brought you some wine.

Thanks. Is it kosher?

No, it's an Anglus.

Never mind.

We'll drink it later.

Come on.

- Here we are.

- Smells good.

We're in for a treat.


- You left your son alone?

- He's 27 years old.

That's no reason, it's Friday.

It's Shabbat.

Hon, get the challah

out of the oven.


the challah, please!

Alain, you say the prayer.

- No...

- Yes, you're the guest.

- No, really...

- Go on.

- I don't have my glasses.

- Use mine.

- No...

- Leave him alone.

- He's not Jewish.

- Mom!

- He's not.

- Mom, are you from the Gestapo?

What's your name?

Gaash. With 2 'a's.

That's not Jewish.

- It is. It's Ashkenazi.

- Is it?

It's very rare.

You don't have to reply.

It comes from Lithuania.

You're not Jewish.


I converted for our wedding.

I'll say the prayer.

You're not circumcised.


My parents thought

it was too barbaric.

You see, he's not Jewish.

What was all that about?

They restaged the Nuremberg Trials!

I'm as Jewish as he is.

Just 'cause I can't read Hebrew...

if there's a raid,

they'll take me, too!

And me?

Sure, you too, honey.

You're going, too.

We'll all be gassed together.

Don't overdo it.

He's the one

who changed his name.

He's the one hiding.

I'm not ashamed of my origins.

I was born a Gaash, I'll die a Gaash!

Mind you,

Saint Alban is pretty smart.

I mean, Benchemoul Clinic

doesn't sound too great.

Your son's at reception

to see you.

I can't. I have a delivery.

Dad, spare a minute?

I need a word.

- Am I disturbing you?

- Shoot.

You know

that Gladys and I are in love.

Yeah, yeah.

- You like her, don't you?

- Yeah.

We're getting married.

- Who?

- Me and Gladys.

Ah, Gladys? Is she well?

The marriage...

I wanted you to know first.

Why me?

We were going to use St. Roch...

- Coming!

- But it's too small.

The Madeleine has a great choir.

- Why do you want a choir?

- Dad!

I'm so happy!

Calm down.

Deep breaths.

My son's marrying in church.

I didn't see him grow up.

Nor did I. And yet I was there.

Jesus was an Israelite, too,

to start with...

We all come from the same branch.

Yes. We're all like monkeys!

An anchovy pastry, Mr. Sapin?

I love Woody Allen.

And Einstein! Not everyone

could invent the relativity theory.

True, true...

Did you see Dad?

No idea where he is.

He must be off, getting drunk.

Well, that's it! We lost him.



First Gisle,

now Gladys...

Couldn't she be called Rachel?

Gisle converted.

- She even chose the synagogue.

- Very nice of her, I'm sure.

You know what I mean,

they're not like us.

No, I don't.

Do they eat their children?

There's no need to be rude.

Ah, yes, I remember now.

Gisle wakes up,

hairs sprouting all over,

and rubs her bare body

against crosses, singing Wagner!

- You've drunk too much.

- No, not enough!

Not enough, Mom.

That was close.

Aren't you sick of it?

Only 2 games left.

I mean of your job,

your patients,

the apartment and everything?

Is it because of Nicolas?

He'll always love you...

We'll grow old and die.

That's all that's left.

C'mon, honey.

Let's finish the game, OK?

- We have it all.

- Isn't that what you wanted?

But it can't carry on like this.

- Ready?

- Yes.

Let's just finish the game.

- We're going cold.

- Just a minute.

Do you want to go

on a little trip somewhere?

Far away.

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