KING KHAT

MELECH HAHAGIGAT

By Uri MARANTZ

DAROMA PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Animation - Production 2019

The Cathinone King is fundamentally a gripping story following a nerdy scientist as he evolves into an international drug baron. In many ways it’s a classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story.

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Animation
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL
    • Languages
    • HEBREW, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 72 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Uri MARANTZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Elad PELEG (Daroma Productions )
    • Synopsis
    • Gabi, a young Israeli scientist became fascinated by the psycho-active influences of the Khat plant. After a thorough study of the Israeli law of illegal substances he was surprised to find that Cathinone - the active substance in Khat- was not listed as an illegal drug. Following this revelation, he decided to try and synthesis the molecule by himself. What began years ago, as a non-harmful local home experiment developed into a full-blown international operation that changed global approach toward drugs in a profound way. His synthetic Cathinone became known as Hagigat, the famous legal drug that conquered the streets of Tel-Aviv. Later, applying the same principals he created more than 30 new psycho-active molecules, and distributed them all around the globe.