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Israel, 2012, 104 Minute Running Time
US Premiere
Topics: Black Comedy, Crime, Jewish Interest, Middle East, Seniors
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: Hebrew English Sub-Titles

Israel’s “Independence Generation”—those who fought in 1948 to for the freedom of their country—are now seniors, many of whom, like Ephraim and Moshka, struggle to reconcile the country they helped give birth to with the nation they now see before them.

When an elderly woman is run over in front of their favorite café, Ephraim and Moshka are infuriated. But for Ephraim, the woman’s identity awakens his long buried righteous anger. Determined to teach the young generation a lesson and take the country back to the days when solidarity and deeply held moral values were all that mattered, Ephraim enlists Moshka on a brutal journey of retribution with no judge or jury.

“Part Notebook, part Death Wish, Eagles seems a surefire crowd-pleaser […] Providing a large-caliber allegory for contemporary Israeli discontent, the leads are perfect as disillusioned old warriors whose age has made them invisible to everyone including law enforcement, their loss and longing synching nicely with their willingness to mow down all the ‘bastards.’ Provocative content and Sabo’s dry sensibility should spell art-house gold.” John Anderson, Variety.

Producer: Aviram Buhris, Lee Yardeni
Editor: Ofer Zar
Screenwriter: Daphna Levin
Cinematographer: Tomer Shani
Music: Tal Yardeni
Principal Cast: Yossi Pollak,Yehoram Gaon, Noa Barkai, Tali Rubin, Oz Zevahi
Filmography: Dead End (2006)
Print Source: MY Movies/My TV

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