Rashi has been a police officer for 16 years, a guardian of others and the law, always in control. Despite his constant exposure to violence, he dearly hopes to have a child with his wife Avigail. Then Rashi’s world is shaken. He is accused of sexual assault and suspended from the force due to his conduct during a standard police-check on some privileged boys. While defending his innocence at work, he finds himself clashing at home with his Lolita-like step-daughter who is as assertive and stubborn as he is, defying his authority. His wife becomes gradually distant.
Helpless and chained by his need to dominate, he becomes a danger to himself and his beloved ones.
2019- Israel / Germany – 4K – 112 min – 2.4 – 5.1 – Hebrew
written & directed by
Saar Yogev & Naomi Levari (Black Sheep Film Productions)
Michael Reuter (The Post Republic)
With the support of Israel Film Fund, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, Mifal Hapais, ZDF/Das Kleine Fernesehspiel and Arte
Rashi ERAN NAIM
Avigail STAV ALMAGOR
Yasmin STAV PATAY
Editor Yaron Shani
Cinematographers Shai Skiff & Nizan Lotem
Sound Recordist Nir Alon
Sound Designer & Mix Aviv Aldema
Born in 1973, Yaron Shani is a graduate of Tel Aviv University Film Department.
He co-directed AJAMI (2009- 1st feature length) together with Scandar Copti acclaimed internationally. Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Film, Caméra d’Or – Special Mention, 5 Israeli Academy awards, Golden Alexander at Thessaloniki IFF, Sutherland Trophy at London IFF and Best Feature Film at Jerusalem IFF.
LIFE SENTENCES (2013) co-directed with Nurit Kedar won the Award for Best Documentary at the Jerusalem IFF.
« gripping and intense film »
« A remarkable drama » ; « Eran Naim has, with its massive appearance, an astonishing screen presence. »
Festivals & Awards
Berlinale Panorama 2019