Facing ghosts of an impoverished Israeli past

24.09.2011                      25.Elul, 5771                      Welt erschaffen

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Facing ghosts of an impoverished Israeli past

In his new film, nominated for 11 Israeli Academy Awards, Marco Carmel delves into the richness and mystique of the culture into which he was born – without pandering to a mainstream audience.

It was a winter's night, in 1989. A car was parked at the entrance to a large house in Herzliya. In it sat a penniless young fellow from Or Akiva, fresh out of the army, who was now employed as the neighborhood security guard. An elegant gentleman approached the car, and told the guard he thought someone had broken into his home and asked if he would be kind enough to accompany him so he would not have to deal with the burglar by himself. The two entered the luxurious dwelling, and the guard then went off to check the area. "Everything is fine," he soon declared, preparing to leave….