The Market Boys

Itzik Lerner

This is a story about the pre-mature adulthood and the fight for survival of a 17 year old Palestinian boy who works for Jews in an Israeli marketplace. Nidal works to support his family and to cover the medical expenses of his sister who has leukemia. Nidal acts like a tough man that has taken upon himself the responsibility of supporting his family. He arrives to Israel illegally, without any basic personal belongings, manages to escape from the Israeli soldiers and finally succeeds in finding work at the marketplace. His relationship with the Jewish Boss, Hartselle is complicated, and even  a deadly terrorist attack by one of his fellow villagers on Israel – doesn’t not hinder the relationship between the two and they remain friends. Despite that, Nidal does not see his future at the Marketplace like many of his friends do. He dreams of becoming a pilot like his uncle in Finland. This is a story of small heroes with big dreams that survive chaotic reality.

Directors: Itzik Lerner

Research: Itzik Lerner

Producers: Itzik Lerner

Production company: Itzik Lerner Films

Editing: Alon Alshech

Filming: Avishai Ophir

Soundtrack: Itzhak Iizikovitch

Music : Yair Dalal

70 minutes | Israel | 2006 | Hebrew, Arabic

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