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Vasermil tells the story of three teenagers who live in a tough neighbourhood, growing up in an unforgiving environment, pinning their hopes on football as a way out. Shlomi, a pizza delivery boy, lives with his widowed mother, little sister, and step-father. Adiel, of Ethiopian descent, has to look after his young brother and sick mother. Dima, a new immigrant from Russia, has a father who is unemployed and a mother who works as a cleaning lady. The three teens are recruited by the coach of the local soccer team to take part in the Beersheba youth championship, held, traditionally on Independence Day at the Vasermil stadium. Learning to work together as a team is the key to success in the tournament and success at the tournament means getting noticed by the scouts of the local soccer empire – Hapoel Beersheba . In order to win the tournament they will have to play as a team, overcome their differences, and get over their sense of inferiority and prejudice.

Directed by Mushon Salmona
Israel, 2007
Drama, Sports, Coming-of-age, Israeli Culture
Hebrew (with English subtitles)
93 minutes

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