Od ani holeh

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Still Walking
Still Walking Book Cover.jpg
Hebrew 2008 1st edition of Still Walking
AuthorYaky Yosha
Original titleעוד אני הולך
Cover artistMiri Nishri
CountryIsrael
LanguageHebrew
GenreNovel
PublisherHakibutz Hameuchad, Tel-Aviv
Publication date
March 2008
Media typePrint (Paperback)
Pages174 pp

Od ani holeh (Hebrew: עוד אני הולך) or Still Walking is a book and a film based on the book. It is from film director Yaky Yosha's first novel, published in Hebrew in March 2008. The novel was followed by a film based on the story. Production began in the summer of 2008 in Tel Aviv. According to Yosha: "Still Walking" is Shalom's older brother, and show the same youngsters pondering over the social and political state they live in, when they're a generation older. The film, following the book, will track them down when all is without hope."

Plot summary[edit]

The narrative takes place in Tel Aviv, at the dawn of the 2006 Lebanon War. Mickey, an ex–Special Forces officer, and ex-Shabak agent (Israeli Security Services), has spent the night in a casino, losing a fortune. Now, at 4 AM, Mickey is lying in a rainy, darken alley, having a severe heart attack.

While Mickey recovers, we find out that he is married to Laura, presently an alcoholic, and formerly—like most characters entangled in this story—a vivacious, beautiful and promising young individual. We also find out that Absalom, his son, both condemns and loves him, and that he is involved with Olga, a Russian immigrant and former prostitute. We find out that Mickey was shamefully released from his elite unit, for inappropriate compassion—sparing a young Arab terrorist, and later from the Shabak, for unjustified cruelty—killing an innocent Arab, father of six.

We follow Mickey as he discovers that his family, mistress, and brothers in arms cannot prevent him from sinking into the pit he dug for himself. We watch as Mickey struggles to compensate for his transgressions, while eluding the mafia goons that are after him for his gambling debts.

Home media[edit]

A digitally restored version of the film was released on DVD and Blu-ray by The Criterion Collection in February 2011. The film includes new video interviews with Kore-eda and Yamazaki, and a documentary on the making of the film, featuring on-set footage.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Still Walking". The Criterion Collection.

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