The Israel Film Fund Collection

Morning Star

77 Minutes, 1980
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Directed by: Akiva Barkin
Cast: Noam Kaniel, Asher Tzarfati, Arieh Elias, Rifaat Turk
Production:David Greenberg, Yoram Shindelman, David Ettinger
Photographer: Gadi Danzig
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Director Akiva Barkin’s one and done feature-length film follows the story of Shimon the fisherman who must face off, all on his own, a group of sketchy businessmen who are trying to take over Jaffa Port. After the latter hire some thugs to torch his boat with which he makes a living, Shimon falls into a deep depression. His son, Avi, decides to tap into his singing talents and starts gigging at local clubs and cafes in an effort to save his father.

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