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Fire Birds

An 80-year-old murder victim is found with 3 stabs to his chest and a number tattooed on his arm. A depressed detective, a second-generation Holocaust survivor, who has just come back to work after a suspension, reluctantly accepts the case. Alternating between flashbacks of the victim’s life and the personal struggles of the detective, director Amir Wolff maintains  both a comedic tone and a noirish sensibility. The film’s crown jewel is a veteran cast of Israeli stage and screen stars who deliver captivating, bravura performances.

…”a showcase for some of Israel’s finest veteran actors. “ Jerusalem Post

 

Film Details

Black Comedy / Dir:Amir Wolf / Starring  Oded Teomi Gila Almagor, Devora Keidar, Miriam Zohar, Amnon Wolf / Israel / Hebrew w/ Eng ST/ 2015 / 107 min

Festivals

Nominated for 10 Ophirs (Israeli Film Academy equivalent of Oscars, Winner Best Supporting Actress Dvora Kadar; Haifa International Film Festival;Montreal World Film Festival; Atlanta Jewish Film Festival; UK Jewish Film Festival

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