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Directed by Guy Nattiv, Erez Tadmore

Israel 2013 100 mins.

In this moving road trip comedy, 78-year-old Greek-born atheist and Holocaust survivor Avraham and his estranged, middle-aged, Hasidic rapper son travel from Israel to Greece searching for the man who saved the father’s life during World War II. Arriving there against the backdrop of the ongoing financial crisis, the two are forced to confront their prickly relationship and a cross-cultural, cross-generational adventure takes shape as the men reclaim the past. Punctuated by touching moments of humor and affection, spectacular panoramas of the Adriatic coast, and a vibrant, Greek-infused musical score, Magic Men was nominated for four Israeli Academy Awards, with a win for Best Actor Makram Khoury.