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Knock On The Door

Knock on the Door

Late night, September 1997, a force of the commando marches into a deadly ambush in Lebanon. 11 of them are killed, the body of one remains behind – my brother, Itamar. 25 years after Itamar was killed, his sister, director Aya Elia, goes back to observe the bereavement rituals in Israel. “Knock on the Door” is a film about how we as a society remember, and about how we lose. Through the film we meet the informers: volunteers who go through a professional training process that prepares them to deliver the terrible news to the families of fallen soldiers, the end point of which is a knock on those families’ doors. The process exposed through the film, brings to the surface the director’s own coming of age journey, of a childhood left behind. The two faces of loss, the personal and the public, present an original portrait of bereavement.

Director: Ohad Milstein, Aya Elia

Producer: Ohad Milstein

Cinematographer: Ohad Milstein

Editor: Ohad Milstein

Soundtrack Editor: Shahaf Vagshal

Original Soundtrack: Yishai Adar

Colourist / Online Editor: Yoav Paz, Lilach Shamis

Cast: Emanuel Mor

Script: Ohad Milstein, Aya Elia

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: דפיקה בדלת

Late night, September 1997, a force of the commando marches into a deadly ambush in Lebanon. 11 of them are killed, the body of one remains behind – my brother, Itamar. 25 years after Itamar was killed, his sister, director Aya Elia, goes back to observe the bereavement rituals in Israel. “Knock on the Door” is a film about how we as a society remember, and about how we lose. Through the film we meet the informers: volunteers who go through a professional training process that prepares them to deliver the terrible news to the families of fallen soldiers, the end point of which is a knock on those families’ doors. The process exposed through the film, brings to the surface the director’s own coming of age journey, of a childhood left behind. The two faces of loss, the personal and the public, present an original portrait of bereavement.

 
Knock on the Door

Director: Ohad Milstein, Aya Elia

Producer: Ohad Milstein

Cinematographer: Ohad Milstein

Editor: Ohad Milstein

Soundtrack Editor: Shahaf Vagshal

Original Soundtrack: Yishai Adar

Colourist / Online Editor: Yoav Paz, Lilach Shamis

Cast: Emanuel Mor

Script: Ohad Milstein, Aya Elia

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: דפיקה בדלת

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