In June 2002, a bus on its way from Tel Aviv to Tiberius, was bombed and 17 people were killed. Of the dead, 16 were identified. Number 17 wasn't. The filmmakers document the search to identify the man no one identified as missing.


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A production crew of four people decides to look for the identity of the 17th victim who was killed in a suicide terrorist attack and buried in an unmarked grave. This film documents in real time over a period of six months the search for the identity of a man whose body was badly mutilated and whom no one claimed missing. Parallel to the story of the search for one victim's identity the film pursues numerous people's stories. Together these create a portrait of a society living under the shadow of death. When it seems that the investigation has reached a dead end a vague lead suddenly appears. Written by Anonymous

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24 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ha Harug Ha 17  »

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A fantastic documentary
27 March 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Just saw this incredible documentary on the search for the 17th victim of an Israeli bus bombing which occurred in June 2002. The film was brilliant in that it exposed parts of the Israeli/Palestinian war never before brought to light. Though this film is surrounded by politics, it strays from being political itself and instead focuses on the humanity of the unknown victim and the process by which the crew attempts to piece together clues in order to identify the victim. There were so many clues and dead ends that the crew ended up with 110 hours of footage, but what eventually remained was a stroke of genius mixed with a great deal of compassion.

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