Raya and Victor built a shared career as the Soviet Union's most beloved film dubbers, translating the work of Federico Fellini and Stanley Kubrick into Russian over the decades. Upon the collapse of the USSR in 1990, the Jewish couple must immigrate to Israel and reinvent their talents to find employment. As they strive to acclimate to their adopted home, opportunities for first-rate vocal performances are few and far between. Raya answers a help wanted ad searching for women with "pleasant voices" and finds herself catering to a lonely Russian community as a phone-sex operator, while Victor falls in with a band of black market film pirates from the VHS underground.
Immigrants -- Israel.
Jews -- Soviet Union -- Fiction.
Soviet Union -- History -- 1985-1991 -- Fiction.
Telephone sex -- Fiction.
Voice actors and actresses -- Fiction.
Motion pictures, Russian.
Romantic comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Berkovich, Zic, screenwriter.
Doron, Rona, costume designer.
Evanstone Films, production company.
Friedman, Vladimir, actor.
Goldschmidt, Asher, composer.
Gutman, Sandra, production designer.
Hagoel, Evelin, 1961- actor.
Klausner, Uri Ran, actor.
Michaeli, Chilik, film producer.
Music Box Films, publisher.
Ruman, Evgeny, 1979- film director, screenwriter, editor of moving image work.
UCM Films, production company.
United King Films (Firm), production company.