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Film Info
Hula and Natan

Film Information

Exhibition Title Hula and Natan
Original Title Hula et Natan
Director Robby Elmaliah
Year 2010
Format Digibeta
Colour Color
Duration 54'
  • G: Robby Elmaliah
  • F: Ronen Kruk, Robby Elmaliah
  • E: Tal Yaari, Ofir Raul Graizer
  • S: Ami Arad, Nir Hazan
  • M: Avi Vaknin
  • P: Avner Faingulernt, Robby Elmaliah,
  • Arik Bernstein / CP: Sapir College, Alma Films
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The comic-tragic story of the brothers Hula and Natan, two car mechanics from the outskirts of Sderot, a city in the south of Israel constantly bombed by rockets from Gaza. The two live in a caravan in the weedy yard that serves as their garage, surrounded by old jalopies and clunkers. The 2009 war on Gaza begins to unfold in front of the tired eyes of Hula and Natan, who are falling asleep in their housing-project apartment. The brothers drive around the area in their battered Subaru. The car, like the brothers themselves, exposes the clash between the aesthetics of war and its behind-the-scenes reality; between the flashy consumerism of a car-lease culture and a sort of vehicular ecology; between an economic system that tramples the dispossessed and a marginal existence that refuses to submit to the System. The film uses a grotesque humor in the style of Emir Kusturica and moves constantly from vulgar humor to fatalistic frustration, both deeply rooted in the extremely charged political atmosphere. EP


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