Steve (Savyon) and Chuma (Amir) are introduced flaunting their know-how as gourmands at a Jerusalem restaurant whose owner nervously awaits their approval. But their business isn’t strictly gastronomical: They are collectors of protection money for mobster Kaslassy (Itzik Cohen). When the joint’s new chef announces he’ll no longer pay such blood money, our protagonists doff their napkins and beat him to a bloody pulp. Later, feeling peckish,
Festival Men (L-r): Producer Adar Shafran, Writer/Actors Guy Amir and Hanan Savyon
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Amir and Sayron wrote the film and play the leads, two small-time enforcers for a Jerusalem mob protection racket, who find their lives in flux when they survive a terrorist suicide bomb. They readjust, and go to the Wailing Wall, where they begin to fulfill the wishes of those who traditionally leave notes at the shrine. The two writer/actors have created some hugely popular TV shows in Israel, including “Scarred,” “Asfur” and “Ma Bakarish.”
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Israeli TV stars Hanan Savyon and Guy Amir unveiled first images from their big-screen debut Maktub at Pitch Point on Sunday.
The pair — known as the creators and stars of popular shows such as Asfur and Ptzuim BaRosh (Scarred) — joined forces with childhood friend and director Oded Raz.
It is the second feature for Raz after The Journey To Astra, which was spun out of children’s TV series Galis.
In Maktub, Savyon and Amir play two mobster debt collectors who turn to philanthropy after they survive a terror attack. The trio unveiled a sneak preview of the Jerusalem-based caper.
An English-language remake of Asfur, about four men living on a farm, is soon to air on Us network Fox as Hard Up.
Former Warner Bros executive John Wells acquired the remake rights in 2011. Adar Shafran of Firma
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