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THE BEETLE - still #1


NY Premiere

Director: Yishai Orian

Israel, 2008, 70 min

Shooting Format:MiniDV

Festival Year:2009

Category:Documentary Feature

Crew:Producer: Yishai Orian - Screenwriter: Yishai Orian - Editor: Shiri Borchard - Cinematographer: Yair Sagi - Original Score: Tal Yardeni

Sales:Ruth Diskin, World Sales - Ruth Diskin Films Ltd., PO Box 7153 Jerusalem 91071, Israel - T: 972-2-6724256 - F: 972-2-6724210


Yishai Orian, the director of the movie and the owner of an old Volkswagen beetle, is about to become a father. His mechanic says that the car will not last long, while his wife complains that the car is unsuitable for a baby. Attempting to keep his beloved car, Yishai goes on a journey that begins with the previous owners of the beetle, continues to Jordan to renovate the old car, and ends with the birth of his first child. The exciting, funny, sad, and intimate memories of the beetle's previous owners blend with the director's personal story.


About the director

Yishai Orian lives in Jerusalem.


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