MABUL

By Guy NATIV

METRO COMMUNICATIONS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2010

A week before Yoni's Bar Mitzvah and a moment before his parents' separation - Yoni's autistic older brother returns home, unexpected, and challenges the family to a final, uncompromising trial.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL
    • Languages
    • HEBREW
    • Director(s)
    • Guy NATIV
    • Writer(s)
    • Guy NATIV, Noa BERMAN-HERZBERG
    • Producer(s)
    • Chilick MICHAELI (UCM), Moshe & Leon EDERY (United king films), David SILBER (metro communications), Ina FICHMAN (Intuitive Films)
    • Synopsis
    • The Roshko family lives in the same house, but leads totally separate lives; Yoni, almost 13, real gifted, but physically undeveloped - struggles daily to grow up before his threatening up-coming Bar Mitzva. Miri, the mother, devotes herself to her Kindergarten and to the affair she's having with one of the kids' fathers; Gidi, the father, a former spraying plane pilot, dozes off to the comfort of being stoned. Thus, when a week before Yoni's Bar Mitzva – their first born, autistic son, Tomer, returns from the institution he lived in for years – he shakes not only Yoni's life, but the unstable foundation of the entire family.
      In a pretty rough growing-up journey – Yoni finds out painful truths about his dysfunctional parents, about mistakes of the past and sorrows of the present. Being the only grown up around - he ends up coping alone with his brother who becomes obsessed with "Noah's Tale" which Yoni practices towards his ceremony in the synagogue. Thus, While Yoni and his brother slowly find a world of their own, around the invention of "the flood game" - their parents are pushed towards the end of their relationship – dealing with their past mistakes and fears that were suppressed for years. Will they be able to become a family before the flood arrives?
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