Aaron Cohen's Debt (Hebrew: חובו של אהרון כהן) is a non-linear, fact based 1999 Israeli film starring Moshe Ivgy as Aaron Cohen, a father abruptly taken into custody at his birthday party by police for one child-support payment which he does not believe he owes. Despite his frail health and his daughter's frantic attempts to bail him out, Aaron is forced to spend the night behind bars. Indifferent guards, an over-crowded cell and an infected ulcer thrust Aaron into a Kafkaesque nightmare. The following morning he is found dead and a hurried investigation hopelessly struggles to make sense of what happened.
It was directed by Amalia Margolin and written by Alon Bar. Originally made for Israel Cable Programming ICP, it was released 4 January 1999 in Israel and later the United States, Canada, France, Germany and Australia.2011 Silver Award at the California Film Awards, USA, for "Under Arrest" the American adaptation of "Aaron Cohen's Debt"
1999 Rockie Award for Best Made-For-TV Movie at the Banff World Television Festival, Canada
1999 Best Foreign Language Film nominee at the SXSW Film Festival, Austin, Texas, USA