by Tom Shoval
Yaki and Shaul are two teenage brothers who share a strong, almost telepathic connection.
The brother's family is suffering from an overgrowing debt which led to a deep depression of their father. The brothers feel that they can't just stand on the sidelines while their family falls apart.
Up until now they were helpless, but now with Yaki's enlistment to the army, like every other 18 year old Israeli boy, he is given a rifle.
This rifle gives the brothers the power they need to act and from helpless teenagers they become men.
Tom Shoval was born in Petach Tikva, Israel in 1981 and is a filmmaker, film critic and a teacher. He made award winning short films including THE HUNGRY HEART, SHRED OF HOPE and I WILL DRINK MY TEARS, which participated
in numerous festivals around the world.
He graduated with merit the 'Sam Spiegel' School for cinema and television, in 2007. YOUTH is Shoval's debut feature film.
Written and directed by: Tom Shoval
Produced by: Gal Greenspan, Roi Kurland, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery
Co-produced by: Sol Bondy, Jamila Wenske
Director of Photography: Yaron Scharf
Editor: Joel Alexis
Casting Director: Orit Azoulay
Production designer: Carmela Sanderson
Sound design: Gil Toren
Format: HD / 35 mm / Color / Dolby SRD
Length: 107 min
Original Language: Hebrew