Kolkata Shorts International
Film Festival 2015
Country of production: Israel
Year of production: 2015
Length: 38 minutes
Language: Hebrew & Arabic (English subtitles)
Director: Riki Shelach
Producers: Zvi Shapira, Riki Shelach
Writers: Roy Rashkes & Rami Andrei Rodan
Cinematography: Rami Agami
Editor: Efrat Ben Yaakov
Actors: Miki Geva, Ragib Abu Ruken, Rabia Chori, Machmud Mora Itai Szor
Nablus. Joseph's Tomb. September 1st 2000.
Four men – a Druze soldier, an orthodox Jew, a Jewish soldier and the Arab caretaker of the tomb are surrounded by anxious and dangerous mob. Stones are being thrown at them and shots are fired. In the few hours left before dying or being rescued they have no choice but to listen to one another.
Based on a true story, "Joseph's Ballade" is a chronicle of a death foretold in a country full of bloodshed.