BENEATH THE SILENCE

HALUMIM

By Erez MIZRAHI, Sahar SHAVIT

LIFE IS ART - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2016

1973, a small family crumbles due to the father’s PTSD, on the verge of the Yom Kipur War.

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& Awards

Montréal World FF 2016
First film competition
Filmfest Hamburg 2016
kaleidescope
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2016
Panorama
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama, Historical, First film
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL
    • Languages
    • HEBREW
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 106 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Erez MIZRAHI, Sahar SHAVIT
    • Writer(s)
    • Erez MIZRAHI, Sahar SHAVIT
    • Producer(s)
    • Erez MIZRAHI, Sahar SHAVIT
    • Synopsis
    • 1973. Six years after returning from the Six Day War with a battle shock, Menashe realizes he will never be the man he used to be before the war. He can’t communicate with his surroundings, and spends his days driving away in his red track for long hours. The young family he created collapses due to his lack of communication with his wife, Daphna, and their little son, Shlomi.
      At a time when PTSD is still not recognized as a medical condition, Daphna, his wife, struggles to get help from the military in order to maintain her husband’s last bits of sanity, while 10 year-old Shlomi tries to understand what happened to his father and why he is different.
      When the Yom Kippur War breaks out, and Menashe is sent again to the battle field, the small family crumbles to the dust.
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