Festivals & Awards

Hamburg Festival Prize for first Feature Film 2010 - Winner of "Die Elfe"
Jerusalem International Film Festival 2010 - Official Selection


A year after the death of his baby, Nachum, 31-year religious, wants to become an undertaker. His struggle between the dead and the living becomes the core of this story.

Drama, 65 min
Digital Beta
Languages: Hebrew
Subtitles: English


Nachum - Kais Nashef
Yona - Shiri Gadni
Klein - Uri Klausner
 Druk- Dov Glickman
Zisser - Arie Muskuna


Directed by - Shalom Hager
Produced by - Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait
Written by - Shalom Hager

In participation with Lama Films, the new Israeli Foundation for Cinema & TV,
The Second Authority for Television and Radio

Cinematographer - Ofer Inov
Editor - Oded Tabak
Original Music - Ophir Leibovitch
Sound Design - Erez Eini - Shavit



Nachum, a 31-year old orthodox, begins a training period with "Hevra Kadisha" in order to eventually become a certified undertaker.

A year ago his daughter, only a month old, died while sleeping at her crib. Since, unable to get rid of the guilt feeling that haunts him, Nachum decides to touch death daily.

But there's a price to pay for his decision. His wife Yona, now pregnant again, feels that her husband is absorbed with the world of the dead and is moving away from her. Her struggle to get Nachum back to her and his struggle between the dead and the living becomes the core of this story that takes place during the last month of Yona's pregnancy, which is also the training period for Nachum.