The Wounded Healer


Criminologist Dr. Dan Philipp has devoted his career to treating sexual offenders. The intense encounter with evil has not shaken his belief in the basic humanity of even the worst criminals. "Our attitude towards sex offenders lacks compassion because we fear we resemble them," he says. At 87, Dan travels to his native city of Aachen in Germany, to attend a memorial ceremony for Gisela, his first love. There, he must engage with the dark side of his own life.

Director: Yochai Rosenberg

Producer: Ron Ofer



Duration: 54 min.
Date of Release: 2018
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: other
Language: English, German
Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Festivals & Awards

  • DocAviv International Film Festival, Israel, 2018
    WINNER Best Editing Award DocAviv Film Festival 2018

  • Camerimage Film Festival, Poland, 2018


Biography, Current Affairs, History, Human Interest / Social Issues, Jewish Topics, Personal Stories, Portrait, Social Issues