The film is named after the local football stadium located in the town of Be'er Sheva in southern Israel. Vasermil tells the story of three teenagers who live in the same tough neighborhood...
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Beirut, 1982: a young Palestinian refugee helps an Israeli fighter pilot escape from PLO captivity because he wants to visit his ancestral family home. En route through war-torn Lebanon their relationship develops into a close bond.
Abdallah El Akal,
In the wake of Israel's 2006 bombardment of Lebanon, a determined woman finds her way into the country convincing a taxi cab driver to take a risky journey around the scarred region in search of her sister and her son.
Nada Abou Farhat,
The film is named after the local football stadium located in the town of Be'er Sheva in southern Israel. Vasermil tells the story of three teenagers who live in the same tough neighborhood, growing up in an unforgiving environment, pinning their hopes on football as a way out. Shlomi lives with his widowed mother, little sister, and step-father and works as a pizza delivery boy. Adiel, of Ethiopian descent, has to look after his young brother and sick mother. Dima, a new immigrant from Russia, has a father who is unemployed and a mother who works as a cleaning lady. The three teens are recruited by the coach of the local football team to take part in the Be'er Sheva open youth championship, held, traditionally on Independence Day at the Vasermil stadium. Learning to work together as a team is the key to success in the tournament and success in the tournament means getting noticed by the scouts of the local football empire - Hapoel Be'er Sheva. In order to win the tournament they will... Written by
In the Israeli town of Beersheba, three troubled teens are among those recruited by the local football coach. There is a youth tournament taking place at the Vasermil stadium. Shlomi is a pizza delivery boy and other dealings struggling to make money for his widowed mother. Adiel is ethnic Ethiopian and huffs fumes to get high. Dima's father is unemployed and abusive. The teens struggle with their troubled lives as they learn to work together.
There is a realism energy about these kids in this Israeli indie. They seem to be amateurs and have a natural air about them. Adiel is the one that I'm most interested in. It may be better to stay with one main lead rather than following three. An amateur needs more than every third scene to maintain the on-screen focus. It's an interesting indie from a lesser seen corner of the world.
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