Dir. Oded Raz | 105 min
Narrative Israel 2017 Hebrew with English subtitles DC Premiere
Saturday, May 58:30 PM Bethesda Row Cinema
Saturday, May 1212:00 PM Edlavitch DCJCC Pre-Sale Only*
*Saturday screenings before 6:15pm are pre-sale only in observance of Shabbat. Tickets to these screenings will not be available for purchase at the door.
Guy Amir and Hanan Savyon, the acclaimed writers and stars behind Israeli TV mega-hits including Scarred, Asfur, and Ma Bakarish, play chummy partners in crime in this hilarious, politically incorrect caper comedy, which they also wrote.
“Maktub” means fate, and the destiny of these two small-time enforcers for a Jerusalem mob radically changes when they survive a suicide bombing. They decide to take their future into their own hands, redeeming themselves by fulfilling strangers’ prayers. In keeping with their delinquent ways, however, the prayers have been stolen from the Holy City’s Wailing Wall.
- Audience Award for Best Film
2018, Monte Carlo International Film Festival
- ...a very funny and warmhearted comedy about two goodfellas who are jolted out of bad-guy work and into that of guardian angels. Beyond their obvious talent as a writing team, [Guy Amir and Hanan Savyon] have terrific chemistry — particularly with each other but also with their love interests here. ― Variety
This event finished on May 13, 2018.