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The Promised

Directed by: Anat Schwartz
84 Minutes, 2017

In Paris they were called “Jews”, in Israel they are the “French”: Marouane who was circumcised at the age of 18, dreams of becoming a shepherd in Jerusalem; Isabelle who follows her husband to Netanya, leaves her son behind; and Valerie, the television star, lives in Tel Aviv and misses a Paris that has long gone. Terror attacks in France, Terror attacks in Israel.Wandering Jews, arriving in Israel to discover its reality – tougher than they knew, beautiful and struggling, isintegrating. Five years of continuous cinematic observation of the French immigration, 100,000 people and one question left open: Why?


Director: Anat Schwartz

Producer: Anat Schwartz

Producer: Ronen Ben Tal

Cinematographer: Anat Schwartz

Writer: Anat Schwartz

Editor: Neta Dvorkis

Original music: Nin Hazan

Original music: Asher Goldschmidt