The Rabbi From Hezbollah
Ibrahim Yassin was born in a small village in Lebanon and was destined to follow in his father’s footsteps as a farmer and shepherd, but fate had something else in store. As the course of his life turns against him, death becomes his only wish. But just when it seems as if the story’s over, a new one begins that sounds like a work of suspense fiction, placing Yassin at the heart of some of the most daring, dangerous and secret operations Israel attempted in Lebanon in the 1980s and ’90s. When once again the earth trembles beneath his feet, he is forced to start all over again.
The film sketches an intimate portrait of a man who through tribulations, coincidence and choice became one of Israel’s leading spies.
Director: Itamar Chen
Producer: Yoav Roeh
Production Company: Gum Films
Duration: 64 min.
Date of Release: 23/05/2019
Country of Production: Israel
Subtitles: Hebrew, English
Festivals & Awards
The Delhi International Film Festival, 2020
Pitigliani Festival, Italy, 2019
Jewish Public Library, Montreal, 2020
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2020
Most Viewed Film
SERET Film Festival, London, 2020
Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2020
Philadelphia Israeli Film Festival, USA, 2020
Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2020
Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2020
JIFF, Australia, 2019
Calgary Jewish Film Festival, Canada, 2019
Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival, Hong Kong, 2019
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