Youth

Israel Deutschland 2012/2013 Spielfilm

Summary

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

Screenplay

Director of photography

Editing

Cast

All Credits

Director

Script supervisor

Screenplay

Director of photography

Steadycam operator

Colour grading

Production design

Make-up artist

Costume design

Editing

Sound editor

Sound design

Sound

Audio mixing

Cast

Co-Producer

Line producer

Unit production manager

Location manager

Shoot

    • 27.02.2012 - 04.04.2012: Petach Tikva, Israel
Duration:
107 min
Format:
HD, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby SRD
Censorship/Age 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

Versions

Original

Duration:
107 min
Format:
HD, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby SRD
Censorship/Age 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
  • Lobende Erwähnung