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Sallah Shabati

1964 film by Ephraim Kishon

Sallah Shabati

Released 1964 (58 years, 3 months ago)

Director Ephraim Kishon
Duration 98 minutes
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Country of origin Israel
Screenwriter Ephraim Kishon
Producer Menahem Golan

About Sallah Shabati

Sallah Shabati (Hebrew: סאלח שבתי‎‎) is a 1964 Israeli comedy film about the chaos of Israeli immigration and resettlement. This social satire placed the director Ephraim Kishon and producer Menahem Golan among the first Israeli filmmakers to achieve international success. It also introduced actor Chaim Topol (Fiddler on the Roof) to audiences worldwide.

The film's name, Sallah Shabati is a play on words; ostensibly a Yemenite Jewish name, it is also intended to evoke the phrase סליחה שבאתי, "sorry that I came". In earlier print versions of Kishon's short stories which were revised for the film, the character was known as Saadia Shabtai.

Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


87 years, 6 months, 22 days


74 years, 11 months, 16 days

Born first

12 December 1929

Died first

2 January 2013

Born last

22 July 1939

Died last

8 March 2023

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