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A Green Chariot

Directed by: Gilad Goldschmidt
48 Minutes, 2005, Drama; Romance

Set in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, “A Green Chariot” is a drama about identity, belonging and romance. Yair (Vitali Freedland), a twenty-year-old Russian immigrant, yearns for acceptance as an Israeli, so he disconnects himself from his father and his secular Russian friends, finds a modern Orthodox girlfriend, and joins a religious/nationalist youth movement, Bnei Akiva. But on the eve of his wedding to Dafna (Daniela Wirzer), his world is upended and his new life is jeopardized. Rummaging through a package sent by his aunt, Yair, known in Russian as Sasha, discovers a crucifix. His father assures him that his late mother was thoroughly Jewish, but admits that his maternal grandmother was a Christian. For Yair, who has adopted Orthodoxy and is engaged to be married to an Orthodox woman, the revelation could unravel everything.

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Credits

Director: Gilad Goldschmidt

Producer: Inosan Productions

Cast: Vitali Freedland

Cast: Daniela Virtzer

Cast: Pavel Tsitrinal

Cast: Lucy Dubinchik

Distributor: Go2Films

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