Saving Shuli

(Saving Shuli)

 90 mins

Year of Production: 2021

Hebrew and Spanish with English subtitles

CREW

Written by: Uri Katz

Directed by: Ben Bachar

Produced by: Gal Greenspan, Roi Kurland, Maya Fischer, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery

Co-Producers:  Vandalo – Diego conejero, Juan Pablo Lasserre, Julieta Biassotti

Director of Photography: Lael Utnik

Editor: Ilana Reina, Niv Nahum

Casting Director: Galit Eshkol, Jaime Correa, Hedras Antonio Urrego

Production designer:  Maria Camila Agudelo

Assistant Directors: Renata Biagiola, Esteban Jasper

Line Producers: Shirley Salzman, Keren Newman, Jose Maria Landi

CAST

Zion Baruch

Asi Israelof

 Shalom Michaelshvili

Uri Katz

Liron Weissman

David Shaul

Avia Malka

Carolina Rodriguez Naranjo

Pedro Andres Calvo Gomez

Synopsis

Shuli a young Yemenite boy traveling to Colombia after his military service in the IDF. Three weeks passes and his family can't contact with him anymore. Apparently, Shuli was kidnapped for money ransom. His Father Avihu deciding to flight to south America to find his son and bring him back to Israel. For the mission he recruiting his best friend Nati and his brother-in-law Betzalel. The group is arriving to Columbia and after an unsuccessful meeting with the snatchers Shuli is being transferred to the Medellín drug Cartel. There, he accepted to train the Cartel members given the fact he was a soldier in the IDF. With the help of Coral form the Israeli ministry of foreign affairs, and Andrea a young local girl, the group will locate Shuli in the heart of the jungles of Tairona and the lost city. It won't be that easy and the group will find their way through an ayahuasca ceremony, hallucinogenic frogs, Avihu's kidney will be robbed, they'll get lost in the jungles, fight in a bulls fight and so on... 

Director's Biography

Ben Bachar is one of Israel’s leading commercial and television directors, with a wide range of experience from large formats to smaller, more intimate productions. He began his career as an editor and screenwriter and quickly transitioned to directing promos and advertisements before moving into narrative storytelling. Ben has directed a handful of the most popular and memorable sketches Throughout six seasons of “A Wonderful Country". He has also created and directed the hit series “Zanzouri” for the YES network starring Yuval Semo, as well as various episodes of “The Israelis”, “The People of Segula” and “Hall Of Culture.” In recent years, Ben has collaborated with Keshet and Reshet to direct some of the most prominent and award-winning promos made in Israel today.