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First film - Completed 2015

Immigration police officer MEIR confronts his own values as a human being when asked to enforce "The New Zionism".

A story of manhood in crisis, Manpower is an ironic yet compassionate film about belonging and upheaval, exile and immigration, home and family

& Awards

Palm Spring Fest. 2015
Competition - International Première
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • First film, Jewish, Drama
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL
    • Languages
    • HEBREW
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Noam KAPLAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Noam KAPLAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Yoav ROEH (Gum Films), Aurit ZAMIR (Gum Films)
    • Synopsis
    • MANPOWER pivots round immigration police officer MEIR, who returns from a tour of decorated policemen to Buchenwald concentration camp. The "Leave at will" operation that his unit performs, involves a brutal deportation of African labor immigrants. Meir's chief commander defines their mission to send the foreigners back home as "the new Zionism". Stuck in a financial dead end, and under emotional pressure, Meir daily confronts his own values as a human being.

      Other plotlines intertwine with Meir's story: an Israeli-Filipino boy fighting for recognition, a taxi driver whose children are migrating to a distant country, and a veteran migrant worker who's forced to decide whether to leave or to hide until trouble passes.