Or, My Treasure [DVD] [2004]

A impoverished young girl living in Tel Aviv must struggle to balance her burgeoning love life with her devotion to her unstable mother in this affecting slice of life drama from filmmaker Keren Yedaya. Or (Dana Ivgy) is a popular high school girl on the verge of womanhood who seems to have everything going for her, but despite her best efforts to find her own place in the world she is always drawn back to her mother - a curbside prostitute who can't seem to shake her shady past. Though Or has made a noble attempt to provide for herself and her mother by signing on for the late shift at a local diner, the struggling teen's efforts seem to be in vain as the survival instincts of her self destructive mother continue to crumble. Now forced to choose between striking out on her own or continuing to cater to the needs of her morally bankrupt mother, Or must make a decision that will weight heavily on her conscience no matter which path she chooses.
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Special Features

  • The making of OR" (28 min. in Hebrew w/ English Subtitles)
  • Trailers
  • Stills
  • Gallery
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Enhanced for 16x9 TVs


Or (My Treasure)
A girl struggles not to make the same mistakes that have tainted her mother's life in this drama from Israel. Or (Dana Ivgy) is a high-school-age girl living in a small Tel Aviv apartment with her mother Ruthie (Ronit Elkabetz). Ruthie has spent most of her life working as a prostitute, but with her health on the decline, Or has been forced to become the primary breadwinner in the household, washing dishes, cleaning an apartment building and collecting deposit bottles to help pay the rent when she's not busy with her studies. While Or has lined Ruthie up with a job as a domestic, Ruthie hates the work and finds herself drawn back into her life on the street, much to her daughter's displeasure. Meanwhile, Or has fallen in love with Ido (Meshar Cohen), a boy from her school, but Ido's mother knows what Ruthie does for a living, and doesn't approve of her son dating the daughter of a prostitute, especially as Or finds herself increasingly attracted to Ido. Or (My Treasure) was the first feature film from Israeli writer and director Keren Yedaya. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Ronit Elkabetz
    Ronit Elkabetz - Ruthie
  • Dana Ivgy
    Dana Ivgy - Or
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    Meshar Cohen - Ido
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    Shmuel Edelman

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