Momik [מומיק]

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Momik is the 10-year-old son of Auschwitz survivors growing up in Jerusalem in 1959. His parents, traumatized by the Holocaust, avoid telling Momik anything about the Holocaust, causing him to create his own fantastic narrative of what happened "there." Grown-up Momik is walking side-by-side with his younger self, reliving his childhood, surrounded by traumatized survivors, when one day Anshel arrives; he is the brother of Momik's dead grandmother, and was a writer before the war. Now he barely talks. Momik tries to help his new "grandfather,” finding out as much as he can about what happened to him in order to help him. Momik wants to find the "Nazi beast" (which he thinks is actually a beast), and kill it in order to help his parents and friends, who are all hurting because of this beast.
Format: Drama
Cast Size: 8M/3F

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Original or Prominent Production: Gesher, 2005
Original Source Material: David Grossman's novel See Under: Love
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Original Language: Hebrew
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Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah

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