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Escape to the Sun

Escape to the Sun is a 1972 drama film written and directed by Menahem Golan and starring Laurence Harvey, Josephine Chaplin, John Ireland, Lila Kedrova and Jack Hawkins.[1] The film was a co-production between Israel, France and West Germany.

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Directed byMenahem Golan
Produced byMenahem Golan
Written byMenahem Golan
StarringLaurence Harvey
Yehuda Barkan
Josephine Chaplin
Jack Hawkins
Music byDov Seltzer
CinematographyDavid Gurfinkel
Edited byAlfred Srp
Noah Films
Distributed byCinevision (U.S.)
Release date
31 October 1972 (U.S.)
Running time
118 minutes


A group of people wish to flee the Soviet Union to escape anti-semitism and political repression, but their activities soon attract the attention of the KGB secret police. The film is based on a short story by author Uri Dan, and in turn based loosely on the events of the June 1970 Dymshits–Kuznetsov hijacking affair, in which a group of mostly Jews and two non-Jews unsuccessfully attempted to steal Soviet airplane and fly it to freedom.



  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | HABRICHA EL HASHEMESH (1972)". 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2012-10-29.

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