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Our Father Israel 2016 | 108 min | OV with german s.t. | Colour | FF 2016

Meni Yaesh

Meni Yaesh (*1980). After his shorts Eliko (2007) und Blood Parking (2010), God’s Neighbors is his first full-length film and won the awards for Best Direction and Best Music at this year‘s Semaine de la Critique in Cannes.

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Ovadia is an orthodox Jew – and the toughest doorman in Tel Aviv. He knows no fear. But there's one wish he can't fulfill with his fists: a child with his wife Rachel. They've been trying in vain for five years. To pay for an expensive course of treatment, Ovadia agrees to a deal with the small-time crook Shalom and works for his gang as a debt collector. When Rachel does in fact get pregnant, for Ovadia the collaboration with Shalom is over. But Shalom wants more, he's planning a bigger job. Ovadia has to decide: either betray his friends or put Rachel and their unborn child in danger. Our Father is powerful, poetic gangster cinema, characterized by the weighty presence of its leading actor.
Orig. Title: Avinu
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Hebrew
Section: Kaleidoscope
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Director: Meni Yaesh
Screenplay: Meni Yaesh
Cast: Moris Cohen, Rotem Zisman-Cohen, Haim Znati, Alon Dahan
Producer: Marek Rozenbaum, Michael Rozenbaum, Jonathan Rozenbaum, Jérôme Bleitrach
Sprachfassung: OV with german s.t.
Music: Eyal Mezig
Camera: Ram Shweky
Set Designer: Eyal Elhadad
Cutter: Shira Arad
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Format: dcp
Printsource: Transfax Film Productions
German Distributor:
World Sales: Transfax Film Productions
Production: Transfax Film Productions
contact: Sara Cohen, Transfax Film Productions: sara@transfax.co.il