SCREENPLAY

WHITE NIGHT |

FEATURE FILM

Production Year:

1996

Screening Time

87 min

Producer

Arnon Zadok, Doron Eran

Director

Arnon Zadok

Screenplay

Yoav Halevy / Open Doors Films

Lead Cast

Shalom Shmuelov, Sharon Alexander, Gili Ben Uzilio, Einat Erez, Arnon Zadok, Itai Alterman, Sasi Samocha, Ranan Chefetz

Synopsis

Base on a true story. A film describing the process of detoxification and rehabilitation of a convicted prisoner, Charlie, aided by another prisoner, Shlomo, and other key personnel of the Prison Service, who help make this project a success. The film also describes the bond of friendship developed between the inmates who reached prison from different backgrounds-environmental, ideological and social. The place, despite its harsh character, manages to connect the groups, bridge the gaps and create a deep and positive friendship.

Reviews

  • Variety

    “White Night” is a smoothly narrated all-male drama, fairly engrossing for those with a taste for the genre. Despite B&W lensing and use of real inmates in a real prison, it comes up short on hard-hitting realism, onscreen violence and fashionable cynicism, which dates it a bit and targets it for softer TV auds.”
    Deborah Young
    Variety

Film Festivals

  • Cannes International Film Festival 1996
  • World Premier STOCKHOLM FILM FESTIVAL 1996
  • Haifa International Film Festival, Israel. Premier. 1996

Awards

Award of the Youth (Prix de le Jeunesse)

 Cannes International Film Festival, 1996

 
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