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Rabies (2010)

Kalevet (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 2 December 2010 (Israel)
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A brother and sister who run away from home find sanctuary in a deserted nature reserve. When the sister falls into the trap of a psychopathic killer, the brother sets out on a race against... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lior Ashkenazi ... Danny
Ania Bukstein ... Adi
Danny Geva ... Yuval
Yael Grobglas ... Shir
Henry David ... Ofer
Ran Danker ... Mikey
Liat Harlev ... Tali (as Liat Har Lev)
Yaron Motola ... The man in overalls
Menashe Noy ... Menashe
Ofer Shechter ... Pini
Efrat Boimold ... Rona (as Efrat Baumwauld)
Efrat Rayten ... (as Efrat Raiten)
Karin Ophir ... (as Kareen Ophir)
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sapir Itzhakov Sapir Itzhakov ... Girl in the Car
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A brother and sister who run away from home find sanctuary in a deserted nature reserve. When the sister falls into the trap of a psychopathic killer, the brother sets out on a race against time to find help. In a twist of fate the rescue of the sister becomes inadvertently intertwined with the lives of a group of young tennis players, a ranger and his dog, as well as a team of policemen. Written by Navot Paposhado

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Israel

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Hebrew

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2 December 2010 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Rabies See more »

Filming Locations:

Tel Aviv, Israel

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Original backwoods black comedy horror minor gem
1 September 2011 | by BloodwankSee all my reviews

Israel's fist horror film, and it's quite a doozy. Not only that, but one of the more unconventional, genre bending efforts I've seen in the genre for a while which comes across especially impressive for not just first time directors but a first time country. I won't go into the plot too much as its a film that one ought to discover for themselves, but a look at the characters is in order. We have Ofer and Tali, who ran away from home only to run afoul of evil in an abandoned nature reserve. Then there's Menashe, surveyor of said reserve and next to get drawn into it. Next come four young tennis players on the way to a game but are waylaid by an accident and finally Danny and Yuval, two cops who come to investigate said accident. Once all the characters are set up, the film gets moving, a black comedy of confusion, strained friendships and mounting anger, plot dependent entirely on character and emotions that spiral inexorably out of control. It all comes down to human nature and breaking points and its rather good to see in the film that peoples actions and reactions in the film feel realistic, whether the odd moment of deliberate malice organic to a character or mostly just desperate and unthinking violent reaction to a problem the film really has something to say underneath the chuckles or the bloodshed. The film is pretty amusing in a largely deadpan manner and the humour is nicely mixed in with the horror even as the tension slowly mounts and things become towards the end rather affecting. There isn't all that much gore but what's there is decent, nice little gruesome jolts achieved with quality practical FX work. It as all the more effect for audience identification with the characters, all of whom are well portrayed. Special mentions for Danny Geva as horny sleaze-ball rich kid cop Yuval, Ania Bukstein as a girl with some Sapphic attraction to a friend going on and Ofer Shechter as a jokester whose assurance and easy manner is sorely tested by affairs. The film could have done with more constant tension I think, with early scenes before everyone gets entangled lacking much of a spark to them, and also towards the end slightly overdoes its emotional farewells, but its solid going all the way and even gave me things to think about afterwards. A fine start for a new entry into the world of horror, definitely worth a look.


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