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Kalevet -- A psychotic serial killer on the loose in the woods crosses paths with a group of unsuspecting teenagers.
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2 December 2010 (Israel) See more »
A brother and sister who run away from home find sanctuary in a deserted nature reserve. When the sister falls into the trap of a psychopathic killer... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Lior Ashkenazi ... Danny

Ania Bukstein ... Adi
Danny Geva ... Yuval

Yael Grobglas ... Shir
Henry David ... Ofer

Ran Danker ... Mikey
Liat Harlev ... Tali (as Liat Har Lev)
Yaron Motola ... The man in overalls
Menashe Noy ... Menashe
Ofer Shechter ... Pini
Efrat Boimold ... Rona (as Efrat Baumwauld)
Efrat Rayten (as Efrat Raiten)
Karin Ophir (as Kareen Ophir)
Dror Keren
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sapir Itzhakov ... Girl in the Car
Adam Kenet ... Boy in the Car

Directed by
Aharon Keshales 
Navot Papushado 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Aharon Keshales 
Navot Papushado 

Produced by
Shraga Bar .... co-producer
Tami Leon .... producer
Chilik Michaeli .... producer
Avraham Pirchi .... producer
Julia Schifter .... producer
Eyal Tassa .... co-producer
Yafit Tassa .... co-producer
Original Music by
Haim Frank Ilfman  (as Frank Hayim Ilfman)
Cinematography by
Guy Raz 
Film Editing by
Aharon Keshales 
Navot Papushado 
Production Design by
Eldad Gindel 
Art Direction by
Eldad Gindel 
Costume Design by
Michal Dor 
Makeup Department
Esther Ben-Noon .... key makeup artist (as Eti Ben Nun)
Elinor Gigi .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Amnon Picker .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Israel David .... sound re-recording mixer
Oni Elbar .... sound mixer
Tomer Eliav .... sound designer
Ronen Nagel .... sound designer
Ronen Nagel .... sound re-recording mixer
Bar On Shelly .... adr recording
Bar On Shelly .... assistant re-recording mixer
Yahav Shemesh .... boom operator
Lee Zohar .... dialogue editor
Visual Effects by
Stefan Carl-McGrath .... digital lab supervisor
Dani Cohen .... visual effects
Claudia Gittel .... digital colorist
Guy Raz .... visual effects
Dima Osmolovsky .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Gil Alexandrony .... key grip
Na'ama Landau .... first assistant camera
Itai Marom .... gaffer
Casting Department
Manor Eini .... casting
Editorial Department
Lauren Acton .... post-production coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rabies" - USA (festival title)
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Israel:90 min
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First ever Israel horror feature.See more »
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12 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Unlike any slasher flick you've ever seen., 28 September 2011
Author: moviewizguy from United States

RABIES is the first Israeli slasher film ever made, and it starts off as your typical slasher flick: A group of teens are driving on a shortcut through the woods. However, even this early in the film, it starts to veer off in a different direction when we are introduced to other characters, which includes the killer himself, two cops, a ranger and his dog, and siblings. As expected, an incident occurs that sets off a chain reaction that ultimately makes RABIES one of the weirdest and most original slasher flicks I've ever seen. All the ingredients of a slasher film are here, but they go against the conventions of a slasher film. Think of it like this: RABIES is the product of what the Coen brothers would do if they ever decided to do a slasher film. Saying anything more would ruin the experience, so I'll just leave it at that.

RABIES separates itself from other slasher flicks in many ways, including the fact that the entire film takes place in daylight and that most of the characters are fleshed out. Even the teens seem like real people, not dumb victims who make idiotic decisions to get them killed off. The film also has surprising levels of comedy and drama that's mixed with the horror, which is influenced by Korean horror films in the past few years. It also has something to say about the nature of human beings, so not only is RABIES an atypical slasher flick, but there's also an underlying commentary running through the film.

Because of how RABIES bend the slasher genre, I can see that it might not work for everyone. Some die hard slasher fans may be disappointed seeing that it doesn't follow a lot of the slasher conventions while others may open up their arms willingly to what the film has to offer. Although it doesn't revolutionize the slasher genre, I found it to be entertaining and weird overall, and I appreciate the originality put into it. I'd also keep my eyes on directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado and on their next film, which is a murder mystery. Hopefully, this film will also open a lot of doors to what Israel can offer to the rest of the world in the future. And lastly, there's already talks of an American remake so watch this ASAP.

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