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Josef and Maria

As a young child during World War II, Josef, now 70, was raped repeatedly by Nazi guards. Since then he has lived a desolate and miserable life working mostly as a waiter in a Jerusalem cafe. One day Maria, a German tourist, appears in the cafe, and Josef’s life is forever changed, just like in a fairy tale.

Festivals and Awards:

South Film Festival Sderot, Israel, 2007; Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Canada, 2009;
Alaska Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2008; Forum of Israeli Cinema, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2008; Hamilton Jewish Film Festival, Canada, 2008; Israfest - New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, USA, 2008

Director: Vered Berman

Producer: Daphna Kaplanski

Production Company: 6 Productions

Cinematographer: Yaacov Saporta

Editor: Bracha Zisman-Cohen

Original Soundtrack: Albert Amar

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Yes Docu

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: יוסף ומריה

As a young child during World War II, Josef, now 70, was raped repeatedly by Nazi guards. Since then he has lived a desolate and miserable life working mostly as a waiter in a Jerusalem cafe. One day Maria, a German tourist, appears in the cafe, and Josef’s life is forever changed, just like in a fairy tale.

Festivals and Awards:

South Film Festival Sderot, Israel, 2007; Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Canada, 2009;
Alaska Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2008; Forum of Israeli Cinema, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2008; Hamilton Jewish Film Festival, Canada, 2008; Israfest - New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, USA, 2008

Director: Vered Berman

Producer: Daphna Kaplanski

Production Company: 6 Productions

Cinematographer: Yaacov Saporta

Editor: Bracha Zisman-Cohen

Original Soundtrack: Albert Amar

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Yes Docu

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: יוסף ומריה

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