The Main 1 Sun, Apr 15, 2018 9:50 PM
The Main 1 Mon, Apr 23, 2018 7:15 PM
Uptown Theatre Thu, Apr 26, 2018 9:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Dark Comedy
Culture & Society
Voice Category:Laugh Out Loud
Release Year:2017
Runtime:100 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Israeli Films
Director:Oded Raz
Producer:Adar Shafran
Moshe Edry
Leon Edry
Roni Abramowsky
Cinematographer:Itai Ne'eman
Screenwriter:Hanan Savyon
Guy Amir
Editor:Amit Ginton
Composer:Ran Bango
Principal Cast:Guy Amir
Hanan Savyon
Chen Amsalem
Gal Amitai
Itzik Cohen
Abraham Celektar
Filmography:Seven Days ('13)
Galis: The Journey to Astra ('14)


Guy Amir and Hanan Savyon, the acclaimed writers and stars behind Israeli TV mega-hits such as Scarred, Asfur and Ma Bakarish, play Chuma and Steve, partners in crime in this hilarious, politically incorrect caper comedy that they also penned. Maktub means fate or destiny, and certainly the fate of these two small-time enforcers for a Jerusalem mob protection racket changes when they survive a suicide bombing.

There are so many neat twists and turns along the way, that it is not a spoiler to say that they ultimately decide to redeem themselves by pocketing notes from the Holy City’s Wailing Wall and fulfilling people’s prayers in their own unique way. Meanwhile, they find themselves dealing with their own secrets and wishes, be they in the shape of comely women, adorable little boys, or elements of Israeli cuisine. Amir and Savyon prove that their considerable charm transfers to the big screen.

Director Biography

Oded Raz Israeli director-producer Oded Raz has worked on a range of projects for television, including Galis (’12) and The Unit (’16) prior to transitioning to feature-film. Raz’s feature-directorial debut came with the release of Seven Days (’13). Maktub is his latest film.


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