Hula and Natan

General Information

Israel, 2010 | Documentary, 55 min.
Director: Robby Elmaliah
Producers: Robby Elmaliah, Avner Faingulernt, Arik Bernstein
Produced by: Sapir College, Alma Films


The comic-tragic story of the brothers Hula and Natan, two car mechanics from the outskirts of Sderot, a city in the south of Israel constantly bombed by rockets from Gaza. The two live in a caravan in the weedy yard that serves as their garage, surrounded by old jalopies and clunkers. While the situation between Israel and Gaza deteriorates, Hula and Natan's garage, their only source of income, is about to be closed down by the authorities. With a lot of grotesque humor, and under the continuing threat to their lives and work, the two try to survive, but sink deeper and deeper into the depths of fatalistic frustration.

Awards & Festivals


Best film award-Cinema South Festival, Sderot, Israel 2010


Documentary Film Festival CRONOGRAF,  Moldova 2011

Petach Tikva Museum of Art, part of a special films exhibition Down Under
A Cinematic view of the South 2010
Sderot Society Convention 2010
DocAviv Galil, Israel 2010
Cinema South Festival, Sderot, Israel 2010


Cinematography: RonenKruk, Robby Elmaliah

Editors: Tal Yaari,Ofir Raul Graizer

Original Music: AviVaknin

Production Manager:Lavi Vannounou

Gaffer: Shay BaruchZadok, Hagai Ben Kuzari

Sound Design: AmiArad, Nir Hazan

Online: Yeoshua Peer

Original Language: Hebrew and Arabic
Subtitles: English, Russian, Hebrew




Educational - $295.00
K-12 - $95.00