6.7/10
75
1 user

Wounded Land (2015)

A brutal terror attack causes an intense chain of events in one night

Director:

Reviews
3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Hagit, a young woman with mild mental deficiency, works in a toilet-paper factory. She lives with her mother Sarah, a divorcée who gave up her life for her daughter. Hagit strives for ... See full summary »

Director: Nitzan Giladi
Stars: Moran Rosenblatt, Assi Levy, Roy Assaf
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young officer returns to his base after a daring mission. The cook's assistant, a religious Holocaust survivor, is envious of him. He believes that there is a place in heaven reserved for... See full summary »

Director: Yossi Madmoni
Stars: Alon Aboutboul, Tom Graziani, Rotem Zissman-Cohen
Scaffolding (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

17-year- old ASHER has always been the impulsive troublemaker, from primary school, all through junior high and high school. It's hard for him to concentrate in class, and he is compelled ... See full summary »

Director: Matan Yair
Stars: Asher Lax, Ami Smolartchik, Yaacov Cohen
Baba Joon (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The son of a family of Iranian farmers in Israel rebels against his strong-willed father.

Director: Yuval Delshad
Stars: Navid Negahban, Asher Avrahami, David Diaan
Magic Men (2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An elderly Greek man and his Hassidic rapper son embark on a journey with absurd encounters, which ultimately leads them to a final confrontation of father and son.

Directors: Guy Nattiv, Erez Tadmor
Stars: Ariane Labed, Vangelis Mourikis, Zohar Shtrauss
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A comedy about three military band reservists who wake to discover that the Israeli army has withdrawn from Lebanon and left them behind.

Directors: Ben Bachar, Itzik Kricheli
Stars: Ofer Hayoun, Ori Laizerouvich, Ofer Shechter
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Follows three siblings who are going to discover the greatest secret of their late mother. This trip is going to change their lives.

Director: Shemi Zarhin
Stars: Rotem Zissman-Cohen, Rassabn Abes, Roy Assaf
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A comedy about a 'coming out' of a different kind - overweight people learning to accept themselves.

Directors: Sharon Maymon, Erez Tadmor
Stars: Itzik Cohen, Irit Kaplan, Dvir Benedek
Eagles (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Alienated from society, two ex-soldiers begin a vigilante campaign following the senseless death of a woman from their past.

Director: Dror Sabo
Stars: Tirza Ariel, Noa Barkai, Adva Bolla
Sh'Chur (1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A Westernized teenager struggles to come to terms with the white magic practiced by members of her family.

Director: Shmuel Hasfari
Stars: Gila Almagor, Ronit Elkabetz, Eti Adar
Foxtrot II (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A troubled family face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son's desolate military post.

Director: Samuel Maoz
Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonaton Shiray
S#x Acts (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Inevitable is a realistic paraphrase of a classic teen-movie, a deep dive into the 'Grey zone' of sexual abuse, told through the story of average suburban adolescents. The story takes place... See full summary »

Director: Johnathan Gurfinkel
Stars: Sivan Levy, Eviatar Mor, Roy Nik
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Yoav Bar-Lev ...
(as Yoav Barlev)
Tomer Eini
Itzik Golan
Adva Sharon Ilan
Carmit Mesilati Kaplan
...
(as Jamil Khoury)
Yoav Levi
Edit

Storyline

Brutal terror attack. Suicide bomber detonates bomb on a Saturday night in the heart of Haifa. The bomber is injured and rushed to the nearby hospital in critical condition, and with him many of the wounded attack victims. The burdensome situation that night leads to an intensive chain of events, serious doubts and bursts of emotion for many of the characters: The four police officers responsible for securing the attacker at the hospital, the doctor who happened to be on duty that turbulent night, the swift nurse working beside him, the group of injured people hospitalized in such close proximity to the terrorist and their family members who are naturally caught in the deep turmoil of it all. Amongst these characters is the prominent Kobi Amar; a 37 year-old policeman, who is the father of two and married to Tamar. Kobi is faced with increasing familial and professional obstacles while commanding over three other policemen the night of the attack and guarding the injured terrorist who... Written by comeback films

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

11 February 2016 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Eretz Ptzua  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Too many plots, too many characters
13 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

The Israeli film Wounded Land (2015) was co-written and directed by Erez Tadmor.

This is a tough movie, about tough people and a tough situation. I had trouble understanding the plots. Probably it would make much more sense to people in Israel.

The plots go in many directions. There are crooked cops and honest cops. Two gangsters keep showing up in odd places. One cop's son cheats another cop's son in an informal judo contest. Because the cheater's father is a high-ranking officer, the younger cop won't give his son the satisfaction of hearing, "Yes, he cheated."

Early in the movie there's a suicide bombing in the city. Sadly, suicide bombings are not extraordinarily rare in Israel. However, the response by both the nearest hospital and the police is pathetic. Surely, the hospital has drills for mass casualty situations. One of the plot threads--about racism--hinges on the shortage of doctors. Israel is a small country. Dozens of doctors from other hospitals--in or outside the city--would arrive within minutes.

The honest police officer is supposed to keep order in the hospital with just a handful of officers. Yet he refuses any assistance, and then leaves his post, without calling for backup.

I know that we have to suspend disbelief when we watch a movie, but I couldn't suspend it that far. As I write this review, Wounded Land has a low, but respectable, IMDb rating of 6.8. I agreed with the other reviewers, and gave it a seven.

We saw this film at The Little Theatre as part of the excellent Rochester Jewish Film Festival. It will work well on the small screen. However, as far as I can tell, it's not available on DVD yet.

P.S. The Rochester International Jewish Film Festival always has interesting movies. I'd also like to mention that it's the best managed film festival I've ever attended.

Because of the hard work and expertise of the staff and volunteers, programs start on time, stay on time, and end on time. From ticket purchase to the end-of-festival party, everything works. My compliments to director Lori Harter and everyone else involved.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Best of 2017: Our Favorite Movie and TV Stills

Take a look at our favorite movie and TV stills from the past year. Spot any of your faves?

Browse the Best of 2017