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Policeman (1971)

Director: Ephriam Kishon     Starring: Shaike Ofir
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Format: DVD
Sku: 204035691
UPC: 737138098325
UPC 14: 00737138098325
Category Keywords: Crime  Israel/State Of Israel  Police  Satire
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Greatest Performance of the Legendary Shaike Ophir!
When this soft-hearted cop threatens retirement, the crooks won't let him leave!

Constable Abraham Azulai (Shaike Ophir) is kind - too kind. His love for his fellow man is equaled only by his unmatched loyalty to his 20-year employer, the Jaffa Police Force.

Naturally, the police department celebrates when Azulai's contract nears its end. But the criminals of Jaffa know that without the bumbling veteran on the force, their whole operation could go up in flames. Their solution? To design a perfect crime for Azulai to solve, prove his worth and keep his job...

If only he were competent enough to crack it!

By acclaimed director Efraim Kishon and starring the phenomenal Shaike Ophir, The Policeman was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, and won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language film in 1971.

Editor's Note
A soft heart might be a benefit in some lines of work, but Officer Azulai's tendency to show mercy to crooks has doomed his career in law enforcement. When he tries to change his fate, he unknowingly joins the cause of a hardened criminal. Starring Shaike Ofir, this Israeli comedy won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and earned an Oscar nomination. In Hebrew with subtitles.


Video Features DVD, English, French, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sisu Home Entertainment Inc.
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/13/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 87 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1971
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 983
Video UPC UPC: 00737138098325
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: Hebrew
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: Hebrew
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Hebrew
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Avner Hizkiyahu
Video Cast Info Gabi Amrani
Video Cast Info Shaike Ophir
Video Cast Info Zaharira Harifai
Video Cast Info Efraim Kishon - Director
Video Cast Info Efraim Kishon - Writer
Video Cast Info Efraim Kishon - Producer
Video Cast Info Itzik Kol - Producer


Winner (1972)
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, The Policeman, Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film

Nominee (1972)
   Video Award Name Oscar, The Policeman, Best Foreign Language Film

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Ophir,Shaike
Product attributeLabel:   Sisu Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
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