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Big Bad Wolves

Year 2013
Runtime 110 mins
Language Hebrew
Subtitles Hebrew with English subtitles

Israeli directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado bring audiences a darker-than-dark comedy about grief, murder, and vengeance.

After his young daughter was murdered by a brutal serial killer, Gidi (Tzahi Grad) joins forces with bumbling cop Miki (Lior Ashkenazi), who follows his own set of rules. Together, they confront the seemingly ordinary man they believe is responsible for the murders of many small children. Miki wants a confession however he can get it, and Gidi wants to take revenge and find out where his daughter's head is buried. When Miki loses his job over police brutality, neither he nor Gidi have anything to lose. Unable to decide which one of them should be the “good cop,” the pair decide on a “bad cop / bad cop” arrangement.

Stylistically shot, beautifully lit and full of both honest drama and absurdist quirk, Big Bad Wolves follows their hugely-popular debut Rabies, which was the first-ever Israeli horror film. Contains subject matter relating to child abuse.

Countries

Israel
Awards
Cheval Noir (Jury) Award for Best Film & Best Screenplay Fantasia Film Festival 2013
Festivals
Fantasia Film Festival 2013, Tribeca Film Festival 2013
Director
Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado
Producer
Chilik Michaeli, Avraham Pirchi, Tami Leon
Screenwriter
Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado
Cinematographer
Giora Bejach
Editor
Asaf Korman
Music
Frank Hayim Ilfman
Cast
Lior Ashkenazi, Tzachi Grad, Rotem Keinan, Dov Glickman, Menashe Noy, Dvir Benedek