Beyond The Fear
The controversial story of Yitzhak Rabin's killer that blends love, romance, religion, murder and consequence
Two years later, Larisa Trembovler and her husband start corresponding with Amir by letter, offering sympathy to Israel's most-hated prisoner. "They wished to help a person whom the state system wanted to crush." Their request to visit him in prison is initially refused. After a legal battle, it is granted, but only to Larisa. "The idea was to support him, but I ended up finding a soulmate", says Larisa. Leaving her four children at home, she would drive for hours, far into the desert, for the privilege of holding Amir's hand across the table. Divorce followed, and Larisa hoped for a fresh start with Amir. She dared to dream that, despite the circumstances, the two of them could have a semblance of a 'normal' relationship. "We are a couple, we love each and we want to have children!"
A long fight separates them and this goal. The media will vilify them and the public will denounce them. Only the dogged determination of the underdog will see them through, along with a simple mantra: "Never be afraid." Beyond The Fear, Hertz Frank's last film, which he made with Maria Kravchenko, is a poetic meditation on life, death and love. LEARN MORE.
JOIN THE DISCUSSION. Official Selection - Hot Docs, 2015
Winner - Best Documentary, Tarkovsky Festival 2015
Official Selection - San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2015
Opening film - Riga International Film Festival, Latvia 2015
Opening film - Artdokfest, Moscow 2015
Winner - Laureal Branch Award, Moscow 2015
Nominee - Nika Award for Best Documentary, by the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Science