Bethlehem tells the story of the complex relationship between Razi, an Israeli Secret Service officer, and his teenage Palestinian informant Sanfur. Sanfur is the younger brother of Ibrahim, a wanted Palestinian militant. Razi, determined to capture or assassinate Ibrahim, recruited Sanfur when he was just 15, investing all his energy in the kid and developing a very intimate, almost fatherly relationship with him. Sanfur, who always lived in his brother’s shadow, thrives on Razi’s attention. Now 17, he struggles to navigate between Razi’s demands and his loyalty to his brother, living a double life and lying to both.
NAGRADE | AWARDS
2013 Award of the Israeli Film Academy for Best Film, Director, Screenplay, Supporting Actor, Casting and Editing, 2013 Venice Film Festival – Best Film