Nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. In contemporary Jerusalem, the Frankels are a close-knit Modern-Orthodox family. They lead an ordinary life until following a car accident, the father (Shmuel Vilozni) disappears. This documentary-style feature follows the Frankels' teenage son Menachem (Michael Moshonov), his younger brother and Alma (Limor Goldstein), the mother of the family, as they come to grips with this mystery.
"The film gets under your skin, and stays with you." - The New York Times
Nominated for the Palme d'Or | Cannes Film Festival 2007
Grand Prize | Tokyo FILMeX 2007
Wolgin Award for Israeli Cinema | Jerusalem Film Festival 2007
Directed by Raphaël Nadjari
Hebrew (with English subtitles)
Nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, this taut drama set in a religious Jerusalem neighborhood bordering between a Hasidic zone and a non-religious area follows 16-year old Menachem Frenkel as he tests his independence - only to find conflict with his father, who wants t...