Ze'ev Revach

Ze'ev Revach (Hebrew: זאב רווח‎; born 15 August 1940) is an Israeli comedian, movie actor, and director. He is a star of the Israeli movie genre known as bourekas films.

Ze'ev Revach
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Born (1940-08-15) 15 August 1940 (age 79)
EducationBeit Zvi
OccupationComedian, movie actor, and director
Awards2000 Israeli Film Academy best actor award

Israeli newspaper Haaretz described Revach's films as a "peculiarly Israeli genre of comic melodramas or tearjerkers... based on ethnic stereotypes that flourished [in Israel] in the 1960s and 1970s."[1]

Some of his films, notably Hasamba, Hagiga B'Snuker, and Charlie Ve'hetzi developed a local cult following.[2]

Early lifeEdit

Ze'ev Revach was born in Morocco. He served as a combat soldier in the Israel Defense Forces before studying acting in Tel Aviv.[3] He study acting at Beit Zvi acting school.[2]


In 2000, Revach won the Israeli Film Academy's best actor award for his role as Shabtai Kassodas in Beitar Provence.[4]

Revach was honored at the Cinema South festival held in Sderot in May 2010. The festival organizers, explaining their decision, said that "a renewed look at his movies shows that they are critical, subversive, Israeli and Mediterranean texts, both in form and in content."[2]



  1. ^ Klein, Uri (16 December 2008). "And then there was one – Haaretz – Israel News". Haaretz. Tel Aviv, Israel: Schocken. Retrieved 2 December 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Cinema festival to recognize Ze'ev Revach, Haaretz
  3. ^ "Ze'ev Revach bio" (PDF). Retrieved 1 September 2011.
  4. ^ Ze'ev Revach – awards

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