Or (My Treasure)

Or (My Treasure)

Or (my treasure) movie poster
Directed by Keren Yedaya
Produced by Emmanuel Agneray
Jérôme Bleitrach
Marek Rozenbaum
Itai Tamir
Written by Sari Ezouz
Keren Yedaya
Starring Dana Ivgy
Ronit Elkabetz
Cinematography Laurent Brunet
Transfax Film Productions
Distributed by Rézo Films (France)
Kino International (US)
Release dates
16 September 2004
1 December 2004
15 April 2005
18 May 2005
(United States) limited release
1 June 2005
Running time
95 min
Country France
Language Hebrew

Or (My Treasure) is a 2004 drama film starring Dana Ivgy in the title role of Or, a teenager who struggles to be responsible for her prostitute mother Ruthie, played by Ronit Elkabetz. The French-Israeli production premiered on 14 May 2004 at the Cannes Film Festival.

Plot synopsis

Teenager Or (Dana Ivgy) works a variety of odd jobs to help support herself and her mother. When her mother, Ruthie (Ronit Elkabetz), returns home after a hospital stay Or tells her she has found her a job cleaning houses.

However Ruthie is unmotivated by her new poorly paid job and quickly returns to prostitution.

In the meantime Or begins a burgeoning romance with her neighbour and childhood friend, Ido. After they sleep together Ido's mother confronts Ruthie and makes it clear that though she likes Or she does not approve of their relationship.

With her relationship with Ido and his family crumbling, unable to make rent and desperate to save her mother from the streets, Or begins to prostitute herself as well, first by offering sexual services to her landlord and finally by joining an escort service.


Or won 10 awards, including five at the Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for a further 8. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a freshness rating of 77%.[1]

Awards and nominations

Israeli Film Academy

Bogota Film Festival

International Film Festival Bratislava

Cannes Film Festival

European Film Awards

Jerusalem Film Festival

Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival

Palm Springs International Film Festival



  1. Or (My Treasure) (2005) Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved on 2 July 2010
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