House Call

  • Documentary 

  • Country of production: Israel

  • Year of production: 2016

  • Length: 60 minutes / 3 episodes

  • Language: Hebrew (English subtitles)


Directors: Neta Shoshani, David Ofek

Producers: Lee Yardeny Buchris, Aviram Buchris

Writers: Neta Shoshani, David Ofek, Oded Tabak

Editor: Oded Tabak

Cinematographer : Itai Raziel

Soundtrack: Ronen Nagel

Music: Asher Goldshmidt


Terminally ill patients in Israel are given the option to die in their own homes rather than in a hospital. They are also eligible for a state-funded home hospice team - doctor, nurse and social worker. Providing physical and mental support, the team assists the patients in parting from what is here and arriving there. They are experienced with death, having witnessed it dozens of times. They choose confronting death as a way of life and have an established protocol for how one should die. Still, every home they enter is a new story and a new challenge.