section Documentary Film Competition


  • Noemy Schory
  • IL, DE
  • 2020
  • 81 Min

Writer, publisher, businessman: Salman Schocken, born in 1877, founded one of the largest and most modern department store chains in Europe in the Ore Mountain Range, Nürnberg and Stuttgart. Yet his interests extended far beyond that: he collected German and Hebrew books, worked with Martin Buber, founded a modern publishing house and, after emigrating to Palestine, acquired the Ha‘aretz newspaper. Noemi Schory's documentary film traces the life of this most unconventional intellectual and entrepreneur.



original title SCHOCKEN

international title SCHOCKEN

german title SCHOCKEN

JFBB section Documentary Film Competition

  • director Noemy Schory

country/countries IL, DE

year 2020

duration 81 Min

screenplay Noemi Schory

director of photography Uriel Sinai, Itay Vinograd

sound Itzik Cohen

music Boaz Schory

editing Michal Oppenheim

producer Liran Atzmor, Gerd Haag, Ruth Ersfeld

production company Eine Produktion von Atzmor Productions und TAG/TRAUM Filmproduktion in Koproduktion mit RBB Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg und Kan 11

actor/s Amos Schocken, Racheli Edelmann, Hillel Schocken, Gideon Levy, Pia Findeis, Jürgen Nitsche, Bernd Sikora, Doris Seichter, Dan Meron, Carolina Jessen, Jens Dietrich