For My Father

For My Father

Director: Dror Zahavi Cast: Shredy Jabarin, Hili Yalon, Shlomo Vishinsky


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A man prepared to commit a profound act of hatred unexpectedly discovers compassion and understanding in this drama from Israeli filmmaker Dror Zahavi. Tarek (Shredi Jabarin) is an Arab man in his early twenties who left behind a promising career in soccer to join a radical terrorist group. Tarek volunteers to be a suicide bomber and travels from Tulkarem to Tel Aviv, planning to explode himself in the Carmel Market on a busy Saturday morning. However, Tarek's bomb turns out to be a dud, and he's left stranded with nowhere to go. Looking for a place to spend the night, Tarek is befriended by Katz (Shlomo Vishinsky), an aging electrician who lost his only son to fighting against the Arab states. As the day wears on, Tarek meets Keren (Hili Yalon), a woman who was raised in an ultra-Orthodox household and left her family behind in search of her own freedom. Tarek finds a kindred spirit in Keren and acceptance in Katz, forcing him to reexamine the choices that brought him to Tel Aviv in the first place. Sof Shavua Be-Tel Aviv (aka For My Father) received its North American premiere at the 2008 Montreal World Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/01/2010
UPC: 0616892058366
Original Release: 2008
Rating: NR
Source: Film Movement
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 80,374

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Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shredy Jabarin Tarek
Hili Yalon Keren
Shlomo Vishinsky Katz
Michael Moshonov Shlomi
Avital Pasternak Adina
Rozina Kambus Zipora
Shadi Fahr-al-Din Salim
Oren Yadger Shaul
Dina Golan Sara
Chaim Banai Rehavia
Amir Yerushalmi Avinoam
Khawlah Hag-Debsy Fatma
Abou Raya Ali Adel
Yussuf Abu-Warda Saleh
Uri Klausner Dotan
Dani Israelis Yakir
Jony Arbid Abed

Technical Credits
Dror Zahavi Director
Fritz Busse Editor
Rami Damri Associate Producer
Eviatar Dotan Associate Producer
Ido Dror Screenwriter
Jonatan Dror Screenwriter
Karl F. Koschnick Cinematographer
Shlomo Mograbi Producer
Kuli Sander Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Misha Segal Score Composer
Zvi Spielmann Producer
Heike Wiehle-Timm Producer
Eli Yarkoni Sound/Sound Designer
Liron Zhohar Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- For My Father
1. The Day Begins [5:52]
2. Like His Father [7:15]
3. The Market [7:19]
4. Help [11:18]
5. A Different View [8:53]
6. Tea Talk [1:39]
7. Go For a Ride [7:17]
8. In the Past [9:40]
9. Quiet Street [6:29]
10. The Beach [7:44]
11. Time For Action [8:05]
12. Credits [9:26]

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