by Noam Kaplan

Israel, France


Manpower is the story of four men in crisis. By chance, or possibly not, the four men live in the same neighborhood, which teeming with foreign workers, is an identity crisis in itself.
The story pivots round immigration police officer MEIR, who returns from a tour of decorated policemen to Buchenwald concentration camp. The “Leave at will” operation that his unit performs, involves a brutal deportation of African labor immigrants. Meir’s chief commander defines their mission to send the foreigners back home as “the new Zionism”. Stuck in a financial dead end, and under emotional pressure, Meir daily confronts his own values as a human being.


World premier Haifa international FF 2014, FEDEORA federation of film critics of Europe and the Mediterranean competition Special mention, International premiere: Palm Springs international FF – in competition 2015.


Language : Hebrew, Igbo (Nigerian), English
Length : 88′
Format : HD

Production : Gum Films (Israel)
Coproduction : KinoElektron


Yossi Marshak, Shmulik Calderon, Sun Intusap, Shimon Pampas Udi


Iddo Soskolne (director of photography), Effi Cohen Vertes (editing), Ido Dolev ( production designer), Maayan Rassin (costume designer), Michal Lesman (Makeup), Alfred Tesler, Erez Eyni Shavit (sound), David Klemes, Gal Toren (original score)


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