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Summary: Proffy Liebowitz, a militant yet sensitive twelve year old, has grown up under British occupation and wants nothing more than for the occupying British to get out of his land. Proffy and his two friends are always plotting ways to terrorize the British until one evening, while he’s out after curfew; Proffy is seized by Sergeant Dunlop. Instead of arresting him, Sergeant Dunlop escorts him back home and a friendship begins to develop in the following weeks. Proffy starts to consider Dunlop a father figure, as his own father is cold and remote. Dunlop, lonely and poetic, loves the spirited boy and reads the Book of Samuel, Dunlap’s favorite part of the Bible. Proffy helps Dunlap with his Hebrew while Dunlap teaches Proffy difficult English words and provides the fatherly guidance missing in Proffy’s life. As neighborhood tensions escalate between the British and the underground Jewish rebellion, their relationship becomes increasingly complicated. While Proffy has learned a great deal from his mentor, he is also shunned by his friends for this friendship and thus called a “traitor” by his neighbors and community. The resulting trial and shock that he could have such genuine affection for his “enemy” will change Proffy’s life forever. (Westchester Films Inc.)
Runtime: 88 min
Production: Evanstone Films Ltd.
Genre: Drama
Countries: USA, Israel
Languages: English, Hebrew
Director Credit
Lynn Roth Director
Writer Credit
Amos Oz Novel "Panther In The Basement"
Lynn Roth Screenplay
Cast Credit
Alfred Molina Dunlop
Anat Klausner Yardena
Arieh Adler Radio Announcer
Dafna Melzer Rachel
David Milton John British Officer
Guy Krasner Chita
Ido Port Proffy
Jacob Barker Chaim Zosoma
Levana Finkelstein Grandmother Tykocinski
Rami Heuberger Proffy's Father
Tarek Kupty Arab Merchant #2
Theodore Bikel Interrogator
Vivian Brunstein British Solider
Yonatan Lahat Ben Hur
Zachi Noy Mr. Gihon
Producer Credit
Eitan Evan Producer
Lynn Roth Producer
Marilyn Hall Executive Producer
William Jarblum Co-Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: