The Mystery of Aris San

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The Mystery of Aris San

This is a journey into the mysterious life of Aris San, the non-Jewish Greek singer who arrived in Israel as a young man in 1957 and within five years became a megastar, club owner, close friend of generals and politicians and lover of countless movie actresses and singers. In 1960s Israel, everyone was singing Aris’ hits and the gossip columns were full of his scandalous love affair with popular singer Aliza Azikri. Then rumors began that Aris was a spy and stories of a violent relationship with Aliza Azikri began circulating. Aris left Israel hurt, and set out to conquer America. He opened a popular nightclub in New York, where Hollywood stars, politicians, and mafiosi came to party enjoying the company of the singer, who hid behind an artificial wig, huge glasses, white suits, gold rings and a guitar. Aris became a rich man, and enjoyed all the wealth and excitement that America of the 1970’s and 1980’s had to offer. Aris thought he had found the key to success, but at the end of his meteoric rise came his fall, flight and mysterious end in Budapest. Shot in Israel, Greece, the United States and Hungary, the film uncovers the man behind the glittering smile, who had a contract with the muses and perhaps with the devil as well.

Festivals and Awards:

The the Editing Award at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2007

Director: Dani Dothan, Dalia Mevorach

Producer: Dani Dothan, Dalia Mevorach, Sigal Rosh

Production Company: Elil Communication

Cinematographer: Itzhak Portal

Editor: Sara Salomon, Ron Goldman

Soundtrack Editor: Yossi Appelbaum

Original Soundtrack: Aris San, musical arrangement Jasmin Even

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Keshet Broadcasting Ltd.- Channel 2

Script: Dani Dothan, Dalia Mevorach

Distributor: Go2Films

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: תעלומת אריס סאן

This is a journey into the mysterious life of Aris San, the non-Jewish Greek singer who arrived in Israel as a young man in 1957 and within five years became a megastar, club owner, close friend of generals and politicians and lover of countless movie actresses and singers. In 1960s Israel, everyone was singing Aris’ hits and the gossip columns were full of his scandalous love affair with popular singer Aliza Azikri. Then rumors began that Aris was a spy and stories of a violent relationship with Aliza Azikri began circulating. Aris left Israel hurt, and set out to conquer America. He opened a popular nightclub in New York, where Hollywood stars, politicians, and mafiosi came to party enjoying the company of the singer, who hid behind an artificial wig, huge glasses, white suits, gold rings and a guitar. Aris became a rich man, and enjoyed all the wealth and excitement that America of the 1970’s and 1980’s had to offer. Aris thought he had found the key to success, but at the end of his meteoric rise came his fall, flight and mysterious end in Budapest. Shot in Israel, Greece, the United States and Hungary, the film uncovers the man behind the glittering smile, who had a contract with the muses and perhaps with the devil as well.

Festivals and Awards:

The the Editing Award at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2007

Director: Dani Dothan, Dalia Mevorach

Producer: Dani Dothan, Dalia Mevorach, Sigal Rosh

Production Company: Elil Communication

Cinematographer: Itzhak Portal

Editor: Sara Salomon, Ron Goldman

Soundtrack Editor: Yossi Appelbaum

Original Soundtrack: Aris San, musical arrangement Jasmin Even

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Keshet Broadcasting Ltd.- Channel 2

Script: Dani Dothan, Dalia Mevorach

Distributor: Go2Films

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: תעלומת אריס סאן

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