The Hangman

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2010
  • 60 min.
  • Director(s): Netalie Braun
  • Producer(s): Netalie Braun, Avigail Sperber

Synopsis

The life of Shalom, The Nazi major officer Adolf Eichmann’s hangman, turned ritual slaughterer, encapsulates the story of Israel from the perspective of the “other”- the marginalized Sephardi prison warden who is forced to do the dirty work of hanging the arch enemy and thus to carry a national burden that dramatically shaped his life. His job in the abattoir, together with his memories of his past, create a fascinating and complex portrait.
His voice, yet unheard, from the edge of Israel’s historical events, reveals new insights through his unique perspective. Shalom’s clear, alternative voice from the margins of society carries a deeply humanistic universal message

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Credits

Director(s)

Netalie Braun

Producer(s)

Netalie Braun, Avigail Sperber

Cinematography

Avigail Sperber

Editor

Joelle Alexis

Original Language

Hebrew

Subtitles

English

Co-director

Avigail Sperber

Produced with the help of

yesdoco, Rabinowich Film Fund, Kroll Fund forJewish Documentary, Gesher Film Fund

Sound design

Aviv Aldema

Festival Highlights

  • Winner

    Best Documentary Film (under 60 minutes)
    Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum
    2011
  • Winner

    Best Photography
    Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum
    2011
  • Winner

    Best Documentary
    Haifa International Film Festival
    2010
  • Winner

    Special Mention
    IDFA International Film Festival
    2010

UK Jewish Film Festival , UK , 2011

Pitigliani Kolnoa Festival , Italy , 2011

Exile Film Festival , Sweden , 2011

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2011

Pärnu International Film Festival , Estonia , 2011

Krakow International Film Festival , Poland , 2011

Full Frame Doc Festival , USA , 2011

Vision Du Reel , Switzerland , 2011

International de Films de Femmes de Créteil , France , 2011

IDFA , Holland , Nominee of Best Mid-Length Documentary Award , 2010

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