Tikkun

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Tikkun

Avishai Sivan
Israel, 2015
Fiction, 120min, OmeU

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Tikkun

Avishai Sivan
Israel, 2015
Fiction, 120min, OmeU

Cast: 
Aharon Traitel
Haim-Aaron
Khalifa Natour
Father
Riki Blich
Mother
Gur Sheinberg
Yanke
Screenplay: 
Avishai Sivan
Sound: 
Aviv Aldema
Alfred Tesler
Camera: 
Shai Goldman
Editor: 
Nili Feller
Avishai Sivan
Costume: 
Malky Fogel

Production: 
Tikkun the Movie Limited Partnership
Plan B Productions
The Mouth Agape
United King Films
World Sales: 
Ronen Ben Tal
Format: 
DCP
Black/White

Haim-Aaron is a bright, Ultra-Orthodox religious scholar living in Jerusalem. His talents and devotion are envied by all. One evening, following a self-imposed fast, Haim-Aaron collapses and loses consciousness. The paramedics announce his death, but his father takes over resuscitation efforts and, beyond all expectations, Haim-Aaron comes back to life. After the accident, try as he might, Haim-Aaron remains apathetic to his studies. He feels overwhelmed by a sudden awakening of his body and suspects this is God testing him. He wonders if he should stray from the prescribed path and find a way to rekindle his faith. The father notices his son’s changed behavior and tries to forgive him. He is tormented by the fear of having crossed God’s will by resuscitating his son.