A Film by:Navot Papushado & Aharon Keshales
(Israel, 2010, 90 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English subtitles,
Cast: Lior Ashkenazi, Ania Bukstein, Menashe Noy, Danny Geva, Henry David, Ofer Shecter, Yael Grobglas, Ran Danker, Liat Har Lev)
Fresh from its successful run at Tribeca's official Cinemania Competition and winning the Critic's Award at the Fantasporto FF comes Rabies, Israel's first-ever horror flick.
Shot in 19 days on a shoestring budget, this gruesome slasher pays homage to its American B-movie roots with a winking, camp-heavy script and an impressive A-list cast.
A brother and sister in their twenties, run away from home after their dark secret is discovered. They find temporary refuge in a deserted nature reserve. When the sister falls into a hunting trap, set by a psychotic killer, the brother sets out in a race against time to rescue her. A forest ranger and his old dog, two apathetic cops, four tennis players and a murderer will all be gradually drawn into a whirlwind of misunderstandings, fears and violence.
AWARDS, FESTIVALS & SCREENNINGS
Fantasporto – Winner of the Critic's Award
Tribeca – Official Cinemania Competition Selection Best Feature - Mile High Horror Film Festival, Denver Israel Film Festival New York
San Francisco Jewish (July/Aug 2011)
Puchon (Pifan) (July 2011)
Fantasia (July 2011)
Rosebud Fantasy (Aug 2011)
Frightfest UK(Aug 2011)
Sitges (Oct 2011)
Nightvisions (Oct 2011)
Screamfest LA (Oct 2011)
Stockholm (Nov 2011) AICE - Australia Russel JCC - Miami Beach Hong Kong JFF Toronto JFF UK JFF East Bay JFF Atlanta JFF Austin JFF Denver JFF Tampa Bay JFF Filmisreal - Amsterdam Israeli FF AICE - Australia Pittsburgh JFF
"Brilliantly devious, suspense filled… Rabies is a pleasure."
( Yair Reve, Cinemascope)
"Refreshing, exciting, funny… as sharp a skewer."
( Uri Klein, Haartez)
"Perfectly directed, cruel, entertaining and surprising all at once. Marks a milestone in the history of the Israeli cinema industry. "
(Yoni Binert,, Rating Magazine)
"A cool film that finally makes Israeli film seem cool."
(Oren Shamir, Ha-Eer (The City)
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