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Erom (Stripped)


Yaron Shani
Black Sheep Film Productions (Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari), The Post Republic (Michael Reuter), Electric Sheep
Running Time:
Israel, Germany
Main Cast:
Laliv Sivan, Bar Gottfried
Yaron Shani
Shai Skiff, Nizan Lotem
Yaron Shani
Production Designer:
Yoav Sinai
Bar Gottfried
Nir Alon, Aviv Aldema


34-year-old Alice’s recent success in the literary world is upset by disturbing feelings of anxiety. Invasive images of sexual abuse haunt her and panic attacks intensify, leaving her stripped of all confidence and desire for human contact. In the building across the street, 17-year-old Ziv lives with his parents. He’s a talented young man who dreams of being a professional musician. When leaving for the army the demands of adulthood fall hard on him, he will be left sad and vulnerable, stripped of his dreams and innocence. A random call from neighbour Alice will allow him to meet the object of his teenage fantasies. The critical meeting of these two modern urbanites will produce both destruction and growth, violence and grace.

Director’s Statement

I am trying to go to the far end of authenticity, taking the traditional approaches of realism to the extreme without sacrificing the intimacy and intensity of fiction. The emotions in Erom are genuine, not acted. They are a result of real experiences. The actors are living the lives of the characters, and in many aspects, the characters are a reflection of the actors’ personalities and backgrounds. Erom is a layered exploration of the violent and graceful demons we hide underneath the blanket of normality. I try to face those demons in the most honest way.


PRODUCTION 1: Black Sheep Film Productions
1 Yagia Kapayim St.
6777885 - Tel-Aviv, Israel /
Tel. 972-74-703-9009

PRODUCTION2: The Post Republic
Schlesische Straße 20
10997 – Berlin, Germany
Tel. +49 (0) 30 3229 840

WORLD SALES: Hengameh Panahi - Celluloid Dreams
2 rue Turgot
75009 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 (0) 1 49 70 03 70

PRESS OFFICE: Richard Lormand - Film Press Plus
Tel. +33 (0)970449865

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