Meir Zarchi

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Meir Zarchi
Born 1937 (age 79–80)
British Mandate of Palestine
Residence United States
Nationality American-Israeli
Occupation Film director
Spouse(s) Camille Keaton (1979-1982)

Meir Zarchi (born 1937[1]) is a film director, screenwriter, and producer.


Zarchi's first professional film credit came from providing the story for the 1962 Israeli drama Nini.

Zarchi first film effort as a director was I Spit on Your Grave a.k.a. Day of the Woman (1978), which starred Camille Keaton, whom he married the following year. The story of a woman seeking violent revenge on the men who raped her, Grave was considered controversial and the time of its release and suffered censorship in various countries. In 2010, Zarchi executive produced the remake of I Spit on Your Grave and the remake's subsequent sequels I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013) and I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine (2015).

Zarchi's sophomore effort came seven years later with the revenge-drama, set in New York City, Don't Mess with My Sister.

Nearly forty years after the original film, Zarchi filmed the official sequel I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu in October 2015 with Keaton reprising her role as Jennifer Hills.[2]



  • Art Ettinger, "Day of Meir Zarchi," Ultra Violent (USA), Iss. 9, pg. 48-65, 2007.
  • Jeffrey Frentzen, "Fangoria" (USA) I Spit on Your Grave Vol. 3, Iss. 39, pg. 14-18, 1984.

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