A Bitter Mix
- PRODUCTION INFO
Production Company: Wiedemann & Berg Television GmbH & Co. KG
Producers: Quirin Berg , Max Wiedemann
Israeli Producers: Saar Yogev & Naomi Levari
Director: Dror Zahavi
Writers: Annabel Wahba , Barry Thomson
Comissioned by: BR Bayerischer Rundfunk
Running Time: 90′
Benny, an Israeli living in Berlin, is called back home following his grandfather’s death. He arrives in Israel with his girlfriend Sara and his family can’t wait to meet her. But suspicion arises as the family learns that the right pronunciation of her name is Zahara. Zahara Abdulla to be precise – a Muslim German and daughter of Egyptian parents.
As tensions rise, Benny and Zara were not the only ones who tried to lead a quiet life while keeping secrets.
Israeli film director and screenwriter, working and living in Berlin for the last 30 years. Studied directing at the Konrad Wolf University of Film & Television in Potsdam, Germany.
Directed more than 25 films and numerous television shows since 1992.
A selection of his films include: Der Besucher (1991), Ein 100,000 Dollar-Job (1995), Die Salsaprinzessin (2000), Der Mann von nebanan (2001), Die Luftbruecke (2005), Mein Leben (2008) , For My Father (2008) and more.
Zahara: Peri Baumeister
Benny: Trystan Putter
Efraim Goldfain: Dov Glickman
Hanna Goldfain: Sandra Sade
Aunt Edna: Varda Ben Hur
Rabbi Arik: Ron Shachar
Rafi Leubowitz: Liron Levo
Moran Leibowitz: Sandi Bar
Grandmother: Ruth Geller
DP: Carl-Friedrich Koschnick
Production Designer: Eytan Levy
Line Producer: Boaz Vexler
Costum Designer: Rona Doron
Make-up Artist: Ziv Katanov
Casting: Liron Zohar & Naama Zaltzman
Sound Recordist: Ashi Millo
Key Grip: Guy Ne’eman
Guffer: Shuki Paz