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. The film was a co-production between Israel, France and West Germany.
|Directed by||Menahem Golan|
|Produced by||Menahem Golan|
|Written by||Menahem Golan|
|Music by||Dov Seltzer|
|Edited by||Alfred Srp|
|Distributed by||Cinevision (U.S.)|
|31 October 1972 (U.S.)|
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.
- "BFI | Film & TV Database | HABRICHA EL HASHEMESH (1972)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2012-10-29.