Shai K.

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2019
  • 110 min.

Shai K.

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2019
  • 110 min.

Synopsis

SHAI K. is the untold story of Shaike Ophir, one of the greatest Israeli actors of all time. Known as the “Israeli Charlie Chaplin”, Ophir worked with the legendary Alfred Hitchcock and Marcel Marceau, and became a mega star in Israel. Yet very few really knew the man behind the thousand faces. SHAI K. is the tale of a tragicomic clown, a man who wanted more than anything to make people laugh and to be loved. For this, he paid a heavy personal price. The film recounts Shaike’s extraordinary story through the women in his life and the people who worked with him, interwoven with rare archival footage, all coming together to create a fascinating personal and psychological portrait of the man who became an icon.

Credits

Director(s)

Ari Davidovich

Producer(s)

Ari Davidovich

Script

Ari Davidovich

Cinematography

Phillippe Bellaïche

Editor

Noam Amit

Original Music

Ran Bagno

Original Language

Hebrew

Subtitles

English

Production Company

Hypermedia Films

Research

Anna Somershaf

Visual Research

Eran Litvin

Soundtrack

Aviv Aldema

Photos

Arie Posner

Festival Highlights

Docaviv International Film Festival, Israel , Israeli Competition , 2019

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