Synopsis: Cohen takes an elliptical approach in telling the story of Pinchas Rutenberg, a visionary, complex, and larger-than-life figure, who, amongst other things, brought electricity to Jewish Palestine in the early 20th century by building a hydroelectric power station in Nahararyim.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Eli Cohen
  2 wins & 10 nominations.
90 min

It will be here. - All right.

Hand me that, please.

Tomorrow is another day. Good night.

- Good night, Riskin.

Shouldn't you go to sleep, Pinhas?

- No, I'm not tired.


I want to discuss

something with you.

A position is available

with the rail company...

I am not interested in those things.

- No, I'm talking about me now.

They are looking for a manager

for their engine workshop.

I am going to accept.

I am going to manage

the engine workshop

for the Land of Israel Rail Company.

- Engine workshop? - Yes.

You are an engineer, Avraham.

You're going to be a rail mechanic?

With trains, you

know where they depart

and exactly when they will arrive.

That's the beauty, they're

predictable. - They're boring.

Predictable, Pinhas, predictable.

You can sleep soundly at night.

And our project?

- Your project, yours, Pinhas.

I... I, as usual,

am simply following you.

Because that is who you are, Pinhas.

To you, I am...

I'm sorry,

I can't take it any more, Pinhas.

I'm sorry, I...

need my own life.

So you are

leaving me alone. - No,

You are not

going to do that to me, Pinhas.

Avraham, I need you. - Need...

- Yes, yes, I need you.

Especially now,

when I am going to raise funds.

I need you. You are my brother.

- Good night, Pinhas.

Avraham. - What?

- Do you remember when you were six

I carried you on my back

and transferred you

from one river bank to the other?

What did you say then?

I was right. The ice in fact

didn't hold us. - But we made it.

Should I remind you how we made it?

Should I remind you how I made it?

But did we make it?

Yes or no?

- You are mad, simply mad.

We made it.

We made it,

we made it, we made it!

Have we arrived?

- No, we are stuck.

Something with the engine...

No, everything is all right here.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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