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Vasermil. That’s the name of a soccer stadium. Film Review

Thessaloniki Film Festival, 2007
Vasermil. Written and directed by Mushon Salmona. Israel, 2007. A loosely connected group of young people live lost in a working class district. They come together in unexpected ways, forced to interact and to make peace with each other in spite of themselves. This unnamed Israeli city, where families have fallen apart and unemployment, drugs and casual cruelties create endless troubles, is home to the three families seen in the story: an Ethiopian mother and her two sons, a Russian immigrant woman and her unemployed and abusive husband and their teenaged son, and a more traditional Israeli mother with an unpleasant boyfriend and her two sons and daughter. Three sons come together on the high school soccer team, when two of them are forced to play as part of disciplinary actions.

May 9, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , | Leave a comment