|Directed by||Dror Shaul|
|Produced by||Anat Bikel
|Distributed by||Israel Cable Programming (ICP)|
|Running time||51 minutes|
Operation Grandma (Hebrew: מבצע סבתא, Mivtza Savta) is a short 1999 Israeli satirical comedy about the military and kibbutz life directed by Dror Shaul. It was filmed on Kibbutz Yakum and based on Kibbutz Kissufim where Shaul was born and raised.
Three very different brothers – Alon (34), a no-nonsense Israeli Army officer; Benni (30), a brilliant electrician; and Idan (22), a wimpy field trip guide – navigate obstacles in an attempt to bury their beloved grandmother in the cemetery of her kibbutz, the fictional Asisim. Because Alon has a secret security operation set for that same day, they have to work on a tight schedule, so he plans it like a military operation (hence the title). A series of mistakes and mishaps complicate things.
- Rami Heuberger as Alon "Krembo" Sagiv
- Ami Smolartchik as Benni Sagiv
- Tzach Spitzen as Idan Sagiv
- Einat Weitzman as Hagit
- Rosina Kambus as Deborah
- Hugo Yarden as Sergio
- Danielle Miller as Christine
- Pablo Salzman as Claudio
- Gabriel Troisgros as Patrick
- Davida Karol as Haya Sagiv
- Eyal Rozales as Gabby
- Rotem Abuhab as Shirly
The film won a 2000 Ophir Award in the television drama category. Haaretz called it "one of the most successful Israeli comedies ever seen on the small screen", and the film has achieved cult film status in that country.
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