The Israel Film Service Collection

On the Edge of Life

51 Minutes, 1990
Short Film
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Directed by: Aran Patinkin
Production:Nathan Ben Ari
Production Company:Israel Film Service
Photographer: Yoram Milo
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

A movie produced by the Israel Film Service for the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Anti-Drug Authority.
Rafi is still a teenager, but he’s already addicted to drugs. He drops out of school and spends his days chasing the next fix until one day he hits rock bottom and realizes he needs to rehabilitate. However, even when he thinks his days as an addict are behind him, the drugs lurk around the corner.
The film depicts the abyss of addiction and the difficulty of breaking free from it, aiming to persuade young people not to start using drugs.
The film features Dudu Malka, Asher Peretz, Moshe (Shiko) Biton, Miriam Nahmani, Neta Yaffe, Yaakov (Jackie) Bakhar, Ricky Simcha, Lior Raz, Eli Malka, Devorah Refaeli, Ofer Balti, Danny Katz, Mirav Aharon, Christiana Bittec, Eli Ben Hamo, Yuval Atias, David Penton, and children from “Deborah’s Kindergarten”.

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