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A coming of age drama follows four adolescents, outstanding athletes living and training at Israel's national sports Academy.
They are facing a system that pushes them to their limits while they question whether their youth isn’t being spent in vain.
The story shifts between exhausting training routine and painful injuries to sporting peaks only a few are blessed to experience.
But even when they hit rock bottom, what stops them from giving up is their fear of discovering that disillusionment from their dream will be much more painful than striving for it.

Director: Alon Marom

Producer: Irit Dolev



Duration: 84 min.
Date of Release: 02.2018
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Hebrew, Arabic, Russian
Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Festivals & Awards

  • The Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival 2019

  • ZLÍN FILM FESTIVAL International Festival for Children and Youth 2019

  • SPORT MOVIES & TV 2019


  • Kids First! 2020

  • Wales International Documentary Festival 2020

  • FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival 2020

  • Beijing International FICTS Festival 2020

  • DEA OPEN AIR International Film Festival 2020
    Winner Best Documentary

  • Blacksphere festival 2020

  • El Dorado Film Festival 2020
    Winner Best Documentary

Involved Broadcasters

Kan - Israeli Public Broadcast Corporation

World Sales

Costanza Film Distribution


Children & Youth, Personal Stories, Sports