80 Km/h on the Road, My Love and I

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80 Km/h on the Road, My Love and I

In these times of economic recession, Israel’s truck drivers are crushed by debts. Their homes are mortgaged, they sell their vehicles, fear losing their families, and sink into poverty. Motti Eliahu, 40, has been driving big trucks for 20 years. He has immense debt and lives in his trailer, but tries to cope. His day begins at 3 A.M. and ends at 7 P.M., having covered 800 kilometers. Even in these tough times, Motti takes part in the the Truckers’ Union, but many improvements need to be made and the union is powerless against the banks. Eli Romano, 63, drives his own truck. His savings are spent and his truck is hocked. Eli wants to retire but can’t because his only pension is the minuscule National Security allowance. This film juxtaposes the rugged, masculine image of the legendary truck operator with inexorable realities.

Festivals and Awards:

Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, 2006

Director: Hagar Kot

Producer: Hagar Kot

Production Company: Hagar Kot Productions Ltd.

Cinematographer: Phillip Bellaiche, Dror Moreh

Editor: Sarah Salomon

Original Soundtrack: DJ-E

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cienema and Television, The Israeli Broadcasting Authority – IBA, NIK MEDIA, The Jewish Channel, The Netherlands, GESHER Fund for Multi Cultural Cinema

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: 80 קמ"ש על הכביש, אהובתי ואני

In these times of economic recession, Israel’s truck drivers are crushed by debts. Their homes are mortgaged, they sell their vehicles, fear losing their families, and sink into poverty. Motti Eliahu, 40, has been driving big trucks for 20 years. He has immense debt and lives in his trailer, but tries to cope. His day begins at 3 A.M. and ends at 7 P.M., having covered 800 kilometers. Even in these tough times, Motti takes part in the the Truckers’ Union, but many improvements need to be made and the union is powerless against the banks. Eli Romano, 63, drives his own truck. His savings are spent and his truck is hocked. Eli wants to retire but can’t because his only pension is the minuscule National Security allowance. This film juxtaposes the rugged, masculine image of the legendary truck operator with inexorable realities.

Festivals and Awards:

Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, 2006

 

Director: Hagar Kot

Producer: Hagar Kot

Production Company: Hagar Kot Productions Ltd.

Cinematographer: Phillip Bellaiche, Dror Moreh

Editor: Sarah Salomon

Original Soundtrack: DJ-E

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cienema and Television, The Israeli Broadcasting Authority – IBA, NIK MEDIA, The Jewish Channel, The Netherlands, GESHER Fund for Multi Cultural Cinema

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: 80 קמ"ש על הכביש, אהובתי ואני

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