Pavel Lungin
ESAU
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Based on the novel by Meir Shalev

Feature film

Drama

English

Co-Production Status: Israel, Russia, France, Germany

Filming Location: Israel

After over twenty years of life abroad, a 40-year-old writer comes back to his family house in Israel where he was raised and that he escaped – to face his brother who stayed instead, inherited their family business and married the woman who they both wanted.  

My film is a story of great love, return and merciless time. It tells us that there are things in life when time is not a great healer at all, and there are sorts of mistakes that simply shouldn’t be made. It is an almost Biblical story that takes place nowadays – a powerful concentrate of love, hope and humor.
Pavel Lungin

Crew

Writers: Pavel Lungin and Evgeny Ruman

Director: Pavel Lungin (“Taxi Blues”, “The Island”, “The Wedding”)

Producers: Pavel Lungin, Serafima Kokhanovskaya, Haim Mecklberg, Estee Yacov-Mecklberg

Executive producer: Alex Turkot

Novel by: Meir Shalev

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