Driver

by Yehonatan Indursky

From the producers of THE KINDERGARDEN TEACHER, THE FAREWELL PARTY and THE WOMEN‘S BALCONY.

Nahman Ruzumni lives on the fringes of the ultra-orthodox community in Bnei Brak, Israel. As a „Driver,“ he takes beggars to wealthy homes and coaches them telling their stories in order to inspire philanthropy. For his services he gets a cut of the money and writes down their stories in his notebook. He spends the rest of his nights in makeshift casinos and dining halls with the more questionable members of this pious society. But when his wife suddenly leaves, Ruzumni is faced with the responsibility of taking care of his nine-year-old daughter alone. Now, he has to take her with him on his nightly journeys, exposing her to his world for the first time. Getting to know his daughter, Ruzumni remembers the only story he could never tell…his own. Together in the dark alleys of Bnei Brak, they each find their lost childhoods – even if it is for just one moment.

Genre / Language / Length
Drama / Hebrew / 92 minutes
Original title
Before Memory
directed by
Yehonatan Indursky
produced by
Pie Films, United King Films, Haut et Court in co-production with Carole Scotta
Cast
  • Moshe Folkenflik
  • Manuel Elkaslassy Vardi
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