YOUTH movie & discussion

on 17.3. at the Krokodil cinema

"Bring them home now": YOUTH
Film screening and discussion on March 17 at 6:45 pm

To the tickets.

In 2013, the film YOUTH celebrated its premiere in the Berlinale Panorama section - starring the twin brothers David and Eitan Cunio.

On October 7, 2023, David Cunio, the main actor, his wife, their two daughters and other family members were kidnapped by Hamas during the massacre in the Gaza Strip. Activists in and outside Israel are fighting for the release of the hostages and for negotiations. Reason enough to show the movie YOUTH again, to talk about the abductees, to hear their stories and to create space for conversations.

On this evening, we would like to talk about the abductees, hear their stories and create space for discussions about the fight for their release.

The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring an activist from the Hostages and Missing Families Forum, a survivor of the massacre and a film director from the Sapir Film School. The proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Hostages and Missing Families Forum.
zum Film:

Israel / Germany 2013, 107 min, Hebrew with English subtitles
Director: Tom Shoval
with Eitan Cunio, David Cunio, Moshe Ivgy, Gita Amely, Shirili Deshe

Brothers Yaki and Shaul live with their parents in Petah Tikva, a satellite town near Tel Aviv. Yaki is doing his military service. Like every other 18-year-old Israeli, this entitles him to carry a weapon. This weapon gives the brothers the power to change their lives and those of their family - or so they believe. Director and film critic Tom Shoval makes his feature film debut with an unusual coming-of-age story. The film precisely describes the close bond between the brothers and the constants of their young lives: the daily routine, family and neighborhood, the country. The father, who has become unemployed, falls more and more into depression and the family is in danger of losing their home. While Yaki is on duty, Shaul follows a pretty young girl, films her every move on his cell phone and sends the clips to his brother. They kidnap the girl, hide her in a cellar and decide to demand a large ransom over the phone. But they have not considered that it is the Sabbath and the victim's orthodox family will not answer the phone. Time is running out.