Enrique Rottenberg is a screenwriter, director, producer, still photographer, and businessman. Argentinian-born Rottenberg moved to Israel at the age of 13. On completion of his military service, he began taking up various jobs before becoming a film producer in the early 1980s when he began producing late director, Amos Guttman’s films. Rottenberg was behind Guttman’s first three films: Drifting (1982) which was shown at the Montreal Film Festival, Bar 51 (1986) which made the Chicago International Film Festival and won a Best Film award from the Israel Film Centre, and Himmo, King of Jerusalem (1987), co-produced by Rottenberg and Ehud Bleiberg which won Best Film at the Chicago International Film Festival.
In 1989, Rottenberg and Bleiberg co-produced Daniel Wachsmann’s film, The Appointed. Then, in 1993, Rottenberg wrote and directed the box office hit, The Revenge of Itzik Finkelstein, which won a total of seven Ophir awards, including Best Film, Best Screenplay, and Best Director, in addition to earning its two supporting cast members, Dvora Kedar and Estaban Gottfried, the evening’s top honours in their respective categories. Later in the decade, Rottenberg relocated to Cuba where he started taking up still photography and got into the property market.


The Revenge of Itzik Finkelstein

Directed by Enrique Rottenberg, 1993
נקמתו של איציק פינקלשטיין
English subs.

78 min.


The Appointed

Directed by Daniel Wachsmann, 1990
Rental English subs.

94 min.

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