( Israel / 2011 )
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An elusive “coordinator,” vague formulas that calculate “survival capacity”, warehouses cramped with rotting goods, and donkeys dressed up as zebras – all take part in the mosaic that sketches a surreal reality in which evil and stupidity merge.
Director David Ofek takes the viewer on a journey to the absurd front of the Israeli “blockade on Gaza”, revealing the consequences of a policy that limits the flow of goods into Gaza.

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Formats: Digital Copy, DVD
Running Time: 54 min.
Theme: Conflicts, Current Affairs, Health, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Jewish Studies, Law and Justice, Middle Eastern Studies, Politics see all »
Language(s): Hebrew
Subtitles: English
Director(s): David Ofek
Producer(s): Edna Kowarsky, Elinor Kowarsky
Cinematographer: Dror Lebendiger, Hen see all »
Editor(s): Noit Geva


  • Press Kit
  • "David Ofek's 'Luxuries' turns the Gaza blockade into a Fellini film."
    Pnai Plus review.
    Yair Raveh
  • "With a humorist touch, a film that elegantly portrays the insanity here -- a sort of homage to Felini."
    Ha'aretz Review
    Moran Sharir,
  • "David Ofek is an incredible filmmaker. He has the ability to take what seems a two-dimensional reality and find the small angles that really make the big picture that twists the viewer."
    Globes Review
    Nir Kipnis

Festival participation

  • In the Spirit of Freedom The Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel 2011
  • Cinema South Festival, Israel 2011
  • Official Selection - Toronto Jewish Film Festival, USA 2012
  • Shanghai TV Festival, China 2012
  • DOK Leipzig International Film Festival, Germany 2012

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Additional Info

Production Company: Eden Productions
Distribution Company: Cinephil- World Sales

  • Broadcaster
    • YES-doco, Israel
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