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The Hangman

Directed by: Netalie Braun, Avigail Sperber
60 Minutes, 2010

The life of Shalom, the Nazi major officer Adolf Eichmann’s hangman, turned ritual slaughterer, encapsulates the story of Israel from the perspective of the “other” – the marginalized Sephardi prison warden who is forced to do the dirty work of hanging the arch enemy and thus to carry a national burden that dramatically shaped his life. His job in the abattoir, together with his memories of his past, create a fascinating and complex portrait.

Shalom’s clear, alternative voice from the margins of society carries a deeply humanistic universal message. 


Directors: Netalie Braun, Avigail Sperber

Producer: Netalie Braun

Producer: Avigail Sperber

Cinematographer: Avigail Sperber

Writer: Netalie Braun

Editor: Joelle Alexis

Original music: Ophir Lebovitch