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Dead End Street is a 1982 film directed by Yaky Yosha. Inspired by a true story, it is about a young prostitute who participated in a documentary about her efforts to abandon the streets, only to commit suicide hours before the movie was to be broadcast.

Dead End Street
Directed byYaky Yosha
Produced byDorit Yosha
Written byYaky Yosha
Eli Tavor
StarringYehoram Gaon
Anat Azmon
Gila Almagor
Hana Maron
Tiki Dayan
Music byBruce Springsteen
Isaac Klepter
Release date
  • 1982 (1982)
Running time
90 minutes

Like Yosha's previous two films, Dead End Street represented Israel at Cannes. Bruce Springsteen contributed three songs to the soundtrack.


Alice, a young street walker, receives an opportunity of a lifetime when a television crew casts her to star in a documentary about prostitution in Tel-Aviv. Alice, a 17-year-old girl from the gutters of the city, is exposed for the first time to the glitzy world of make believe.

For her personal safety and the crew’s convenience, Alice is invited, during the shoot, to stay in the home of Yoram, the director and Mary, his producer-girlfriend. Alice's presence exceeds all expectations as she lays out her gloomy life story in front of the cameras. When Mary notices that Yoram gets more than just professionally involved with Alice, she wraps the production as quickly as possible. Alice doesn't want to go back to the streets, but she doesn’t belong in the ‘decent’ world either. Alice finds herself in a dead end.

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