Shabat Shalom, Maradona • FILMFEST HAMBURG

For My Father

OT: Shabat Shalom, Maradona

Dror Zahavi // Israel, Germany, 2007
Fiction Feature // FF2008



Tarek is a 20-year-old Palestinian assassin. Sealing off the West Bank put a stop to his career as a footballer. Under mounting pressure he decides to sacrifice himself. For his family, for the political cause, for the life he is deprived of. But when he pulls the fuse, the bomb around his waist fails to explode. Due to the Sabbath, the trigger can only be repaired two days later – two days in which he experiences his enemy’s everyday life. Winner of the audience prize at the Moscow Film Festival.



Shabat Shalom, Maradona

Fiction Feature

Hebrew, Arabic


Israel, Germany


95 min


Dror Zahavi

Ido Dror

Shredi Gabrin, Hili Yalon, Jony Arbid, Shadi Paraheldin

Heike Wiehle-Timm, Zvi Spielmann

Carl-Friedrich Koschnick

Fritz Busse

Misha Segal

Kuly Sander

Doris J. Heinze (NDR)

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