Drama. 96 min.
In Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.
After 30 years at sea, single dad Aharon Avital arrives home in time for the birth of his first grandchild and looks forward to living a normal life at last. He is appointed Head of the Marine Department at the Ashdod Port. Almost immediately, he clashes with Azulay, a corrupt, yet benevolent dock boss whose men admire him. Disrupting the Sephardi-Ashkenazi, generational and class status quo that has reigned at the port for years, Aharon nonetheless presses forward with his clean-up agenda. Simultaneously, he falls in love with Yelena, an attractive single mom who works as a customs official at the port. Aharon will eventually have to make a cruel choice only to discover that a much larger force—privatization—has reshuffled the cards.
Stars: Shmil Ben Ari (Lost Islands), Yoram Hattab (Nina’s Tragedies),Dalia Beger (Jaffa), Liron Ben-Shlush (Maya) and Eyal Rozales (Wounded Land) and Yaakov Zada Daniel (Next to Her)
Director: Erez Tadmor
Writers: Shlomo Efrati, Erez Tadmor
Awards: Nominee, 3 Ophir Awards. Best Cinematography, Haifa International Film Festival
Not a trivial film