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Machboim

Runtime:
90 min.
Year of Production:
1979
Country:
Israel
Director:
Cast:
Doron Tavory
Gila Almagor
Benyamin Armon
Chaim Nadaya
Efrat Lavie
Production Company:
Jeff Justin-Dan Wolman Production
Berlinale Section:
Panorama
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film

Twelve year-old Uri reports his teacher Balaban as a spy when he observes him when he meets with a young arab man. Only later does he discover that Balaban's interest in the young arab is romantic rather than political.

Today it is exactly the same as 36 years ago: love between Arabs and Jews is punished, hate and murder are accepted as normality. Dan Wolman casts a brave early look at this never-to-be-accepted situation.

BIOGRAFIE Dan Wolman

Born in Jerusalem in 1941, he studied film in the USA and has directed over 50 short and feature-length documentaries and fiction films. He has taught at Tel Aviv University, the Ma’aleh School in Jerusalem, New York University and the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has also written and produced theatre plays in the USA, Israel and France. He is involved in the support of Israeli-Ethiopian filmmakers and is developing new strategies for independent film distribution. He has won many awards and been a member of numerous festival juries including in Istanbul, Bratislava and Mumbai.

FILMOGRAFIE Dan Wolman (selection)

2010 Gei Oni  2006 Yadayim Kshurot  2004 Habiographia Shel Ben  2000 Ahot Zara  1994 Ha-Merhak  1984 Chayal Halayla  1979 Machboim  1975 Informationsschau  1975 Michael Sheli  1972 Floch  1970 Ha-Timhoni 

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