Dr. Pomerantz

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Dr. Pomerantz
Directed by Assi Dayan
Produced by Eyal Shiray
Written by Assi Dayan
Starring Assi Dayan
Michael Hanegbi
Rivka Michaeli
Music by Amit Poznansky
Cinematography Boaz Yehonatan Yaacov
Edited by Zohar M. Sela
Release date
  • October 18, 2011 (2011-10-18) (Haifa Film Festival)
  • February 23, 2012 (2012-02-23) (Theatrical release)
Running time
88 minutes
Country Israel
Language Hebrew
Budget $250,000[1]

Dr. Pomerantz (Hebrew: ד"ר פומרנץ‎) is a 2011 Israeli film directed by and starring Assi Dayan. It premiered in 2011 at the 27th Haifa International Film Festival and was theatrically released in Israel in February 23, 2012. The film was nominated for Best Screenplay at the Ophir Awards in September 2012.[1] The film became Dayan's final as a director as well as an actor, before his death in May 2014.

In the film, Dayan plays a clinical psychologist named Dr. Yoel Pomerantz. Pomerantz's life is one big mess, both personally and professionally. His wife committed suicide because she thought their 5-year-old son was mentally retarded. The son, Yoav (Michael Hanegbi), who is now 30 years old, actually has Asperger syndrome. He works as a traffic inspector and more than anything else, loves to affix traffic tickets to car windshields.[2]

The film was met with mostly favorable reviews, though did very poor business at the Israeli Box office. The film initially remained unreleased on DVD, and was only available through VOD. But shortly after Dayan's death, the film saw a first DVD release in June 2014.


  • Assi Dayan – Dr. Yoel Pomerantz
  • Michael Hanegbi – Yoav Pomerantz
  • Rivka Michaeli – Rebecca Zimmer
  • Shlomo Vishinsky – Izhak Bar-Ner
  • Gavri Banai – Himself
  • Shlomo Bar-Shavit – Vladek Nusbaum
  • Shmil Ben Ari – Yossi Sherman


  1. ^ a b "Pushing Ben-Gurion off the Roof". Jewish Daily Forward. Retrieved 2012-10-18.
  2. ^ "Dr. Dayan and Mr. Assi". Haaretz.com. Retrieved 2012-10-21.

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