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For My Father

Sof Shavua B'Tel Aviv

Directed by Dror Zahavi
Israel, 2008
  • Hebrew
  • English


Tarek, a Palestinian forced on a suicide mission in Tel Aviv to redeem his father’s honor, is given a second chance and must live amongst the people he planned to kill. To his surprise he connects with several Israelis on the outskirts of society, including the beautiful Keren.

Our take

A suicide bombers mission is unsuspectingly upended in this incisive political drama of religious, racial, and generational prejudice. With a complexly staged love story of great depth matched by an inspired cinematographic sense, For My Father is a powerful portrait of political struggle.

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Awards & Festivals

Moscow International Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Audience Award

Hamburg Film Festival




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