Chained

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    Chained

    Directed by

    Israel, Germany

    2019

    112 min

    • Hebrew

    Drama

    The 2nd part of Yaron Shani’s Love Trilogy1st part: STRIPPED

    Rashi has been a police officer for 16 years, a guardian of others and the law, always in control. Despite his constant exposure to violence, he dearly hopes to have a child with his wife Avigail. Then Rashi’s world is shaken. He is accused of sexual assault and suspended from the force due to his conduct during a standard police-check on some privileged boys. While defending his innocence at work, he finds himself clashing at home with his Lolita-like step-daughter who is as assertive and stubborn as he is, defying his authority. His wife becomes gradually distant.
    Helpless and chained by his need to dominate, he becomes a danger to himself and his beloved ones.

    Awards

    • Best Film, Best Actor (Eran Naim), Audience Award - Jerusalem FF
    • Special mention to the director Yaron Shani and the actor Eran Naim - Palić European FF
    • Nomination for Feature film section - European Film Awards

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Eran Naim
    Stav Almagor
    Stav Patay
    Screenplay
    Yaron Shani
    Cinematography
    Shai Skiff
    Nizan Lotem
    Editing
    Yaron Shani
    Production
    BLACK SHEEP FILM PRODUCTIONS LTD.
    Production
    THE POST REPUBLIC
    Sales
    ALPHA VIOLET

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    Yaron Shani

    Yaron Shani

    Israel

    Yaron Shani is an Israeli Jew, born in 1973. A graduate of Tel Aviv University's Department of Film and Television, his thesis film, DISPHORIA, won the Audience Award at the Babelsberg International Student Film Festival, as well as a Special Jury Mention at Karlovy Vary. The film was broadcast on ARTE and ZDF (Germany), and participated in several other international festivals. He has also directed and edited documentaries and 3D films for Orphan Group, shown in museums and cinemas all over the world. Shani is the director of the Love Trilogy: the first film STRIPPED (2018) world-premiered at Venice IFF in the Orizzonti section, the second CHAINED (2019) won the Award for Best Film at Jerusalem FF and the last installment is REBORN.

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