Mivtza Savta

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Operation Grandma
Operation Grandma Poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Dror Shaul
Produced by Anat Bikel
Uri Sabag
Starring Rami Heuberger
Ami Smolartchik
Tzach Spitzen
Cinematography Yaron Scharf
Distributed by Israel Cable Programming (ICP)
Running time
51 minutes
Country Israel
Language Hebrew

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.


Critical reception[edit]

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",[1] and the film has achieved cult film status in that country.[2]


  1. ^ Aviva Lori (29 September 2006), "Child of the Dream", Haaretz (retrieved 13 November 2012).
  2. ^ Amos Harel (4 August 2003), "Analysis / Hudna intoxication", Haaretz (retrieved 13 November 2012).

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