The Israel Film Fund Collection

The Vulture

93 Minutes, 1981
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Directed by: Yaki Yosha
Cast: Shimon Finkel, Hanna Meron, Nitza Saul, Ami Weinberg
Production:Yaki Yosha, Danny Ben Menahem
Production Company:Yaky Yosha Ltd.
Photographer: Ilan Rosenberg
Original Music: Doron Salomon
Language: Hebrew
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On the eve of the Yom Kippur War’s conclusion, three IDF soldiers clash with Egyptian troops. One is killed; the other is wounded whilst the third, Boaz, returns home safely. When he meets with the fallen soldier’s grieving father, Boaz makes up a story about how his late son used to write poetry and that he had in fact saved his life. Boaz teams up with the father and the military’s Rehabilitation Unit Officer who are working on publishing a memorial booklet; a project that soon inspires subsequent plans for further books, memorial gardens, commemoration ceremonies, and so on. Before long, Boaz becomes a key figure in the grief industry. He even manages to get his wounded comrade, a professional sculptor, a memorial commission. However, with each creative stride, Boaz is also plagued with ever-growing feelings of self-loathing, guilt, and despair.

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