Country: Israel ( 308 )

Big Bad Wolves (2013)

Crime, Thriller

A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.
Director: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado
Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tzahi Grad, Doval'e Glickman, ...

Hannah Arendt (2012)

Biography, Drama

In 1961, the noted German-American philosopher, Hannah Arendt, gets to report on the trial of the notorious Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann. While observing the legal proceedings, the Holocaust survivor concludes that Eichmann was not a simple monster, but an ordinary man who had thoughtlessly buried his conscience through his obedience to the Nazi regime and its ideology. Arendt's expansion of this idea, presented in the articles for "New Yorker", would create the concept of "the banality of evil" that she thought even sucked in some Jewish leaders of the era into unwittingly participating in the Holocaust. The result is a bitter public controversy in which Arendt is accused of blaming the Holocaust's victims. Now that strong willed intellectual is forced to defend her daringly innovative ideas about moral complexity in a struggle that will exact a heavy personal cost.
Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Janet McTeer, Julia Jentsch, Axel Milberg, ...

Yossi (2012)

Drama, Romance

This sequel to Yossi and Jagger finds Dr. Yossi Gutmann reminiscing about his love ten years after his death; however, as he encounters a group of young soldiers, one of them, Tom, reignites his romantic feelings.
Director: Eytan Fox
Stars: Ohad Knoller, Oz Zehavi, Lior Ashkenazi, Orly Silbersatz Banai, ...

Footnote (2011)

Comedy, Drama

The story of a great rivalry between a father and son, both eccentric professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has an addictive dependency on the embrace and accolades that the establishment provides, while his father is a stubborn purist with a fear and profound revulsion for what the establishment stands for, yet beneath his contempt lies a desperate thirst for some kind of recognition. The Israel Prize, Israel's most prestigious national award, is the jewel that brings these two to a final, bitter confrontation.
Director: Joseph Cedar
Stars: Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Aliza Rosen, Alma Zack, ...

The Debt (2010)

Drama, Thriller

The espionage thriller begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel (Helen Mirren) and Stefan (Tom Wilkinson) about their former colleague David (Ciarán Hinds). All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the mission that they undertook back in 1965, when the trio (portrayed, respectively, by Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, and Sam Worthington) tracked down Nazi war criminal Vogel (Jesper Christensen) in East Berlin. At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team's mission was accomplished - or was it? The suspense builds in and across two different time periods, with startling action and surprising revelations.
Director: John Madden
Stars: Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, Ciarán Hinds, Romi Aboulafia, ...

Miral (2010)

Drama, History

A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.
Director: Julian Schnabel
Stars: Hiam Abbass, Asma Al Shiukhy, Neemeh Khalil, Jamil Khoury, ...

Fever at Dawn (2015)

Drama

A true story. In 1945, after having been freed from a concentration camp, the 25-year-old Hungarian man, Miklós is being treated at a Swedish hospital. The doctors diagnose him with a severe lung disease and tell him that he has no more than six months to live. But he refuses to give up, wants to find a wife with whom he can start a new life, and sends letters to 117 Hungarian girls who are also being treated in Sweden. One of the girls is 19-year-old Lili, who likes Miklós's letter, and they start corresponding. Based on the novel: Fever at Dawn.
Director: Péter Gárdos
Stars: Gila Almagor, József Gyabronka, Eszter Földes, Emöke Piti, ...

Wounded Land (2015)

Drama

A brutal terror attack causes an intense chain of events in one night
Director: Erez Tadmor
Stars: Makram Khoury, Yoav Levi, Tawfeek Barhom, Jamil Khoury, ...

Magic Men (2014)

Comedy, Drama

An elderly Greek man and his Hassidic rapper son embark on a journey with absurd encounters, which ultimately leads them to a final confrontation of father and son.
Director: Guy Nattiv, Erez Tadmor
Stars: Ariane Labed, Makram Khoury, Zohar Shtrauss, Vangelis Mourikis, ...

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014)

Drama

In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce. Only rabbis can legitimize a marriage or its dissolution. But this dissolution is only possible with full consent from the husband, who in the end has more power than the judges. Viviane Amsalem has been applying for divorce for three years. But her husband Elisha will not agree. His cold intransigence, Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a procedure in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and everything is brought out for judgment, apart from the initial request.
Director: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
Stars: Simon Abkarian, Rami Danon, Ronit Elkabetz, Sasson Gabai, ...

Next to Her (2014)

Drama

Cheli, 27, is raising her mentally challenged 24yo sister, Gaby, alone. When the social worker finds out that Cheli leaves Gaby alone in the house while Cheli is at work, Cheli is compelled to place Gaby in a day program. For the first time in her life, Cheli shares Gaby's care with someone else; her daily routine collapses and the huge void left by Gaby's absence makes room for a man in Cheli's life in the shape of Zohar, who inadvertently creates a chink in the sisters' symbiotic relationship. While Cheli hangs on to Zohar's love for all she's worth, her inability to have a normal, intimate, and emotional relationship with anyone but her sister forces them into a twisted threesome, where boundaries between love, sacrifice, nurturing, and torturing are crossed.
Director: Asaf Korman
Stars: Liron Ben-Shlush, Jacob Daniel, Dana Ivgy, Liat Goren, ...

Kicking Out Shoshana (2014)

Comedy, Sport

In the conservative city of Jerusalem, Ami Shoshan, an Israeli football player, is forced by a mafia boss to pose as a homosexual, a punishment for flirting with the criminal's girlfriend. Shoshan is banned by players and fans of his team, but becomes a hero of the gay community.
Director: Shay Kanot
Stars: Mariano Idelman, Eli Finish, Gal Gadot, Rotem Keinan, ...

Zero Motivation (2014)

Comedy, Drama

A unit of female Israeli soldiers at a remote desert base bide their time as they count down the minutes until they can return to civilian life.
Director: Talya Lavie
Stars: Dana Ivgy, Nelly Tagar, Shani Klein, Heli Twito, ...

That Lovely Girl (2014)

Drama

Moshe and Tami are a couple, Moshe is in his fifties and Tami is in her early twenties. They live together in a cruel and violent relationship, from which Tami seems unable to set herself free. Tami and Moshe are father and daughter.
Director: Keren Yedaya
Stars: Maayan Turjeman, Tzahi Grad, Yaël Abecassis, Tal Ben-Bina, ...

A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)

Biography, Drama

The story of Amos Oz's youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell become the stories we live.
Director: Natalie Portman
Stars: Natalie Portman, Makram Khoury, Gilad Kahana, Shira Haas, ...

ABCs of Death 2 (2014)

Comedy, Horror

Another 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty.
Director: Rodney Ascher, Julian Barratt, Robert Boocheck, Alejandro Brugués, ...
Stars: Martina García, Andy Nyman, Ian Virgo, Miguel Ángel Muñoz, ...

A.K.A Nadia (2015)

Drama, Family

Maya is a happily married mother of two. She is a successful choreographer and everything seems to be perfect...but this life is a lie. Unbeknownst to her family and everyone around her, she has a hidden past.
Director: Tova Asher, Tova Ascher
Stars: Ali Suliman, Farshid Rokey, Sally Bankes, Mark Sheals, ...

A Borrowed Identity (2014)

Drama

A Palestinian-Israeli boy named Eyad is sent to a prestigious boarding school in Jerusalem, where he struggles with issues of language, culture, and identity.
Director: Eran Riklis
Stars: Tawfeek Barhom, Ali Suliman, Laëtitia Eïdo, Yaël Abecassis, ...

Another World (2014)

Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

In a post-apocalyptic future, a biological warfare program gone wrong leaves only four survivors defending themselves from "the infected" - mindless killers. As they struggle to survive and make sense of what is happening, they find another survivor, intent on revealing the truth.
Director: Eitan Reuven
Stars: Zach Cohen, Susanne Gschwendtner, Davina Kevelson, David Lavenski, ...

The Zohar Secret (2016)

Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Max finds himself in possession of an ancient scroll that describes the entire history of humankind from beginning to end. Seeking to use the information for his own gain, Max triggers the mechanism that begins influencing his own life.
Director: Vladek Zankovsky
Stars: Israel Sasha Demidov, Irina Barinova, Henry David, Roi Miron, ...