Set in the tense atmosphere of Tel Aviv of the 1950´s, this incisive film focuses on two rival groups of pre-teens whose behavior, motivated by their interpretations of the concepts of heroism, nationalism and friendship, raise hard questions. Portrayed are Sabras (native-born Israelis), who are separated by a tremendous psychological gap from those who came to Israel from Europe, many of them Holocaust survivors. With Eric Rosen, Judith Sole and Leo Yung. Directed by Ilan Moshenson.
´´The Wooden Gun succeeds where others fail. It paints a realistic picture of Israel as it was.´´-Canadian Jewish News
91 min., #529, Color, 1979,
Hebrew w/Eng. subtitles