Paper Dolls (2006)

Paper Dolls (2006)
 

Director Tomer Heymann

Writer Tomer Heymann

Genre Documentary

Year 2006

IMDB : 7.5 (160 votes)


 

Description Paper Dolls is a documentary film by award winning filmmaker Tomer Heymann about a group of transvestite Filipinos who emigrate to Israel to take care of elderly religious Jewish men. On their one day off per week, they perform as drag performers in a group called the Paper Dolls. On the political level, it explores the perils of global immigration. In this case, after the second Intifada, the Israeli government unofficially opened its doors to illegal workers to replace the Palestinians who were no longer allowed in the country. As tensions with the Palestinians eased, the government changed its policy and began to forcibly deport these foreign guest workers with dramatic consequences for our characters. On the human level, the film is about people who are rejected by their own families for being gay/transvestite and who emigrate and end up with jobs taking care of other people's parents who have been rejected by their own children because they are old, difficult, etc. They work grueling hours to send money back to the Philippines to support the families that have rejected them. As unbelievable as it may seem, these very different people (old religious Jews and transvestites from the Philippines) form very deep, quasi familial bonds.

Comments

  • Chiqui Diokno 2013-02-27 13:53:50
    proud to be a Paper Dolls...
  • Justin del Rosario 2010-11-16 03:55:15
    מישהו יכול לאשר אם "ישראל ניצול" האשראי הפתיחה "אני אשרוד" כיסוי ידי גלוריה גיינור היה מושר על ידי בובות נייר? האלבום נראה כמו אחת הנשים?
  • Justin del Rosario 2010-11-16 03:54:41
    מישהו יכול לאשר אם "ישראל ניצול" האשראי הפתיחה "אני אשרוד" כיסוי ידי גלוריה גיינור היה מושר על ידי בובות נייר? האלבום נראה כמו אחת הנשים?
  • chach600 2010-02-01 20:30:48
    PAPER DULL MAN
  • SupDawg444 2010-01-29 23:27:24
    Being paper thin, I'll just slip in quietly through the crack in the door.
  • axelrod777 2010-01-29 23:07:39
    This better be the last edition!
  • TastelessOne 2010-01-26 09:00:12
    THE PERILOUS PAPER MAN
  • Cheeseman 2010-01-26 00:38:58
    PAPER DOLL MAN
  • Cyborg Jim 2010-01-25 23:37:39
    PAPER DOLL MAN
  • Lookansea 2010-01-25 23:15:47
    THE INFAMOUS
  • Chronoteeth 2010-01-25 23:10:44
    PAPER DOLL MAN
  • jasonpaladin 2010-01-25 23:05:26
    PAPER DOLL MAN
  • Owen Kenausis 2010-01-25 23:03:08
    PAPER DOLL MAN
  • Tim Timsen 2010-01-25 22:45:30
    PAPER DOLL MAN
  • Stuart K Reilly 2010-01-25 22:25:51
    PAPER DOLL MAN
  • nrdesign1991 2010-01-25 22:21:57
    PAPER DOLL MAN
  • Nazeem38 2010-01-25 22:20:57
    PAPER DOLL MAN
  • Khristine Talana 2009-09-18 09:21:13
    i miss the paper dolls. life became boring in israel without them... chiqui & jojo *contact me! Khristine
  • tahar dris 2008-10-01 01:11:13
    heyyyyyyy !!! i see ^^ zionistes are gays hhhhhhhhhhhhhh
  • agentbfly 2008-05-15 07:37:42
    I am not familiar with the names of their employers. The old man who had also succumbed prior to Sally's departure to Philippines was his employee. I mean the man who has a difficulty in speaking. If you watch the trailer again, you will see the subjects in the dokyu. x

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