Nadav Schirman
April 7, 1980
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Feature film



On the eve of the second Passover holiday, a squad of five commandos from the PFLP cuts the northern border fence and penetrates into Kibbutz Misgav-Am. Their mission is to take hostage the Kibbutz members in order to negotiate the release of prisoners held in Israeli jails. But that night, most Kibbutz members are away on a concert and the Kibbutz is half empty, a light comes on in one of the small kibbutz houses, making it the target for the commandos to break into. When they realize this is not a family home but rather the dormitory for the very young children of the kibbutz, it’s already too late.

When the Kibbutz members understand what has happened, the PFLP commandos barricade themselves with their hostages: three children aged three and four, two babies of less than a year, and the young nightguard who volunteered to watch them that night.


Director: Nadav Schirman

Written by: Benny Barbash, Uzi Weil

Producers: Nati Dinnar, Haim Mecklberg, Estee Yacov-Mecklberg

Executive Producer: Yigal Mograbi