THE DEAD OF JAFFA
THE DEAD OF JAFFA

THE DEAD OF JAFFA

Director Ram Loevy

Production year 2019

Length 96min.

Country Israel

SYNOPSIS

Three children from the West Bank are smuggled into Israel, arriving at the doorstep of George and Rita’s house in Jaffa. Their mother is dead, and their father has been sentenced for life. As Israeli Palestinians, George is afraid that hiding illegal aliens will endanger Rita and him, while Rita believes the arrival of these children could give meaning to her life. Nearby, a foreign film is being shot. Jerry, an English director, is making a movie about his parents’ love affair in 1947, when they served in the British army in Palestine. George is invited to play a part. When the two stories intertwine, tensions erupt.

CAST & CREW

Ram Loevy
Ram Loevy

Director

Producer(s)

Itai Tamir

Script

Gilad Evron, Ala Hlehel

Director of Photography

Yoram Millo

Music by

Ran Bagno

Sound

Michael Goorevich

Edit

Neta Braun

Cast

Yussuf Abu Warda, Ruba Bilal- Asfour, Johnny Phillips, Salim Daw, Maya Flamm, Maysa Daw, Jihad Babay, Alon Dahan, Uri Yaniv

Production company(ies)

Laila Films LTD

Ram Loevy

Born 1940, in Tel-Aviv, film and TV director and scriptwriter. Adjunct Full Professor Emeritus - Tel-Aviv University. Film works includes about 70 TV features, documentaries and reports, for Israeli TV channels as well as abroad like PBS, and Channel 4. Won many prizes in Israel and abroad. Ram Loevy is an Israel Prize Laureate.


Filmography

Barricades (1969), Rose Water from Port-Said (1972, TV), The Bride and the Butterfly Hunter (1974, TV), Khirbet Hizah (1978), Indian in the Sun (1981), Bread (1986), Winter Games (1988), Crowned (1989, TV), Mr. Mani (1996, TV), Letters in the Wind (2001, doc.), Close, Closed, Closure (2003, doc.), Barks (2007, doc.), The Games They Play (2010, doc.), A Late Divorce (2016, TV), Obsessions (2018, doc.), The Dead of Jaffa (2019).