| 7.1/10 |
7 January 2010 (Israel)
Shem Tov Levi
| Guy Meirson
based on true events that took place in 1997
Sasha Avshalom Agarounov (he)
Rotem Zussman (fr; he)
Renen Schorr, Moshe Zonder, Guy Meirson
Tzahi Grad, Sasha Avshalom Agrounov, Rotem Zussman, Anton 'Klin' Ostrovsky, Henry David
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The Loners (Original Hebrew title: HaBodedim), is a 2009 Israeli drama film directed by Renen Schorr starring Sasha Avshalom Agrounov and Anton Ostrovsky.
The film describes the takeover of a cell block in Prison Six by two inmates, both new immigrants from Russia, fighting of Golani Brigade, who were sent to prison for selling weapons to the Hamas, and now they demand retrial.
The Loners (2009 film) Wikipedia
Original screenplay was inspired by true events: In 1997 there was a Rebellion in Prison Six, during which a number of inmates took over the dining room, and captured several jail instructors and sergeants.
Bluchin, a fighter of IDF's Golani Brigade, receives a notice that he is accepted for officers training. He goes out to celebrate this notice with his friend Glory. The two soldiers are new immigrants of Russian origin, with no relatives in Israel. Some time later, two men are arrested, charged and convicted of selling weapons to Hamas, which were used to carry an attack in Hadera, which killed five civilians.
The two fighters, who are perceived as traitors do not want to lose their honor as fighters in IDF, and request a retrial. But the military system is not interested with these desires, and decides to release them from the army and transfer them to a civil prison, to continue serving their sentences. This causes them to take over a cell block, take as hostages three of the prison's personal and requests a retrial.
During these events, they confide in one of the prison staff, a woman soldier named Ilanit, that Bluchin did not sell any weapons, but had forgotten his personal weapon at whore that he visited when they celebrate. To help him, Glory stole a weapon from the unit's arsenal and handed it to Bluchin, so the fact that he has lost his own weapon will not be known.Sasha Avshalom Agarounov as Glory
Anton Ostrovsky as Bluchin
Rotem Zussman as Ilanit
Tzahi Grad as General Ben Aroya
Henry David as Sergeant Galperin
Actor Sasha Agrounov received Ophir Award for best Actor in a lead role.
The movie received 10 more nominations for the Ophir Award, in Art Direction, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Music, Screenplay, sound, best supporting actor, best supporting actress and best film.
The movie was nominated in Jerusalem Film Festival for best film.