Youth

Youth

Israel / Deutschland 2012/2013, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Brothers Yaki and Shaul live with their parents in Petah Tikva, a satellite town of Tel Aviv. Yaki is doing military service. As for all other 18-year-old Israelis, this means he is allowed to carry a gun. This weapon gives the brothers the power to change their lives and that of their family – or so they believe.

This unusual coming-of-age story marks director and film critic Tom Shoval’s feature-length debut. His film is a meticulous delineation of the close bond existing between the brothers and the unchanging aspects of their young lives: their daily routine, their family, their neighbourhood, and their country.

Their now unemployed father descends into depression and the family is on the brink of losing their apartment. While Yaki is on a tour of duty, Shaul pursues a pretty young girl, filming her every move on his mobile phone and sending his brother the clips. They kidnap the girl, hide her in a cellar and then place a call demanding a huge ransom for her release. But they’ve forgotten that today is Shabbat and their victim’s orthodox family will not answer the phone. Time starts to run out …

Source: 63. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Tom Shoval
Screenplay:Tom Shoval
Director of photography:Yaron Scharf
Editing:Joel Alexis
  
Cast: 
Eitan CunioShaul Cooper
David CunioYaki Cooper
Moshe IvgyMoti Cooper
Shirili DeshePaula Cooper
Gita AmelyDafna Edelman
  
Production company:GREENproductions (Ramat Gan), United King Films (Ramat HaSharon)
Producer:Gal Greenspan, Roi Kurland, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery

All Credits

Director:Tom Shoval
Script supervisor:Keren Sternfeld
Screenplay:Tom Shoval
Director of photography:Yaron Scharf
Steadycam operator:Lior Etrogy
Colour grading:Claudia Gittel
Production design:Carmela Sanderson
Make-up artist:Vered Mevorach
Costume design:Adam Kalderon
Editing:Joel Alexis
Sound editor:Friedrich Wohlfarth
Sound design:Gil Toren
Sound:Motty Hefetz
Audio mixing:Markus Krohn
  
Cast: 
Eitan CunioShaul Cooper
David CunioYaki Cooper
Moshe IvgyMoti Cooper
Shirili DeshePaula Cooper
Gita AmelyDafna Edelman
  
Production company:GREENproductions (Ramat Gan), United King Films (Ramat HaSharon)
in co-production with:One Two Films GmbH (Berlin/Bremen), Saarländischer Rundfunk (SR) (Saarbrücken)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Gal Greenspan, Roi Kurland, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery
Co-Producer:Jamila Wenske, Sol Bondy
Line producer:Ronen Sagih
Unit production manager:Tony Copti
Location manager:Firas Copti
Shoot:27.02.2012-04.04.2012: Petach Tikva, Israel
Original distributor:Port au Prince Pictures GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Rabinovich Foundation (Tel Aviv)
Length:107 min
Format:HD, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 21.10.2013, 141268, ab 16 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 10.02.2013, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 23.01.2014

Titles

Originaltitel (DE IL) Youth

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Length:107 min
Format:HD, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 21.10.2013, 141268, ab 16 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 10.02.2013, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 23.01.2014
 

Awards

Filmfestival Münster 2013
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