April 7, 1980

  • Israel
  • Feature
  • 2020
  • 85 min.
  • Director(s): Nadav Schirman
  • Producer(s): Estee Yacov-Mecklberg, Nati Dinnar, Haim Mecklberg


On the brink of the second Passover holiday in 1980, a team of five commandos affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) breaches the northern border fence and infiltrates Kibbutz Misgav Am. Their objective is to seize Kibbutz members as hostages, intending to negotiate the release of prisoners from Israeli jails. However, most Kibbutz residents are absent, attending a concert that night, leaving the community partially deserted. The commandos target a small Kibbutz house, believing it to be a family residence. When they realize this is rather the dormitory for the very young children, it’s already too late.

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Nadav Schirman


Estee Yacov-Mecklberg, Nati Dinnar, Haim Mecklberg


Benny Barbash, Uzi Weil


Daniella Nowitz


Sergio Liberman


Shadi Mar'i, Shira Kedem Katzenelenbogen, Tomer Machluf, Efrat Boimold

Produced with the help of

United King Films, KAN Israeli Public Broadcasting Corp, Israel Cinema Project – The Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Mountaintop Productions


KAN Israeli Public Broadcasting Corp

Sound Designer

Gil Toren, Avi Mizrahi

Festival Highlights

Raindance Film Festival, UK, 2020

Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel, 2020