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  • Production: Mosh Danon
  • Starring: Yosef Carmon, Naama Shapiro, Golan Azulau, Irit Nathan Benedek, Amnon Wolf
  • Written By: David Akerman
  • Distributed By: Go2Films
  • Country: Israel
  • Language: Hebrew

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Wasserman: The Rain Man

Narrative | 2005 | 58 min.
Directed by: Idit Shehori

A seventy-three year old farmer, Wasserman, swore never to pray again, blaming God for his family's annihilation during the Holocaust. But in serious debt and suffering from the effects of a devastating draught, he needs help. The only way his religious neighbors will come to his aid is if he agrees to join them in the synagogue for a communal prayer. Now Wasserman has to to decide between the wishes of the community, his two daughters and a grandson as well as his financial need, and his conflict with the God who stole his family from him.

See more about Wasserman: The Rain Man at the Israel Film Center

Critical Acclaim

*Girona International Film Festival
*Besalu Jewish Competition
*Jerusalem International Film Festival
*Israel Film Festival in LA and NY
*Golden Walnut Film Festival
*Fipa Biarritz International Film Festival, Official Competition, France
*Shanghai TV Festival
*Islantila International Film Festival
*Orange County Jewish Film Festival
*San Diego Jewish Film Festival
*Detroit Jewish Film Festival
*West Orange Jewish Film Festival
*Vancouver Jewish Film Festival
*Westchester Celebration of Jewish Film
*Panama Israeli Film Week
*Mexico Jewish Film Festival
*Religion Today International Film Festival
*Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival
*Africa Israeli Film Festival
*Hanoi Israeli Film Week
*Toronto Israeli Film Festival 2010

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