Around the Bed of a Dying Collaborator

Israel | 2018 | documentary | 51 min. Documentary competition

Fear, shame and guilt are the feelings that bed-ridden Unes has to deal with. Many years ago, he dishonoured his Arab family by agreeing to collaborate with the Israeli special service and helping “enemies” to buy land from Palestinians. Since then, neither him not his family members have been able to find peace. Will the traitor’s death eventually erase this stigma? In a claustrophobic atmosphere, the camera assists the dying collaborator who shares with us his own version of the past events damaging his reputation.

directed by

David Ofek

Born in Ramat Gan. He graduated from the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School in 1992. Ofek’s graduation documentary “High-Tech Dreams“ won the Jerusalem Film Festival best short award ( 1993). His extra graduation short "Home" participated in dozens of film festivals worldwide. Today David Ofek is one of Israel’s leading and prolific documentary and television series makers. His full-fledged body of award-winning works (with Yossi Madmoni and individually) include "Bat Yam - New York", "No. 17", "Melanoma My Love", "The Ulpan", "Minimum Wage", "House Call" and many more.

Tal Michael Festival guest

Film and television director and content editor. She was born in 1974, she is a graduate of the Film and Television Department at Tel Aviv University, and a former PhD student in Comparative Literature. Among her works are the films "Who's Afraid of Mordechai Vanunu?", "Israel is not waiting...", "Pitbulls: Flesh&Blood" as well as the documentary series "My Little Empire". Her works gained prizes and participated in international festivals and acquired by various channels in Israel and abroad.

cinematography
Tulik Galon
script
David Ofek, Tal Michael
music
Ran Bagno
editing
Ido Bahat
production
Ronnie Manor (Maagalot Productions)