A surprising loyalty between a Holocaust survivor and his Filipino caretaker

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Maale Films Family Immigration and Absorption Senior Citizens

The warm relationship between Mendel, an elderly Holocaust survivor, and his Filipino caretaker, Jose, is tested when Jose does not have a work permit and the police begin searching the neighborhood for illegal foreign workers.

A film by Yitzchak Sverdlov

Special Award, Jerusalem Film Festival 2002
Second Prize, Jewish Film Festival, Jerusalem 2002

Jerusalem Film Festival 2002
Jewish Film Festival Jerusalem 2002
Gerona Film Festival, Spain 2003
International Student Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel 2004


Produced by Ma'aleh Film School

Director: Yitzchak Sverdlov

Producer: Moshe Tal

Cinematographer: Moshe Churi

Editor: Ayelet Giladi-Bitan

Cast: Shmulik Shilo, Gershon Zuta, Yishai Meir, Miri Boker

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