The Little Traitor (2009)

Little Traitor
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 28mins.
Genres Drama, Period
Keywords 1940s, courtroom, friendship, political, soldier
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Amnon Zalait Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Danny Shik Editor n/a 172 7000001
Grace Benoish Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000004
Avi Kleinberger Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Robyn Glaser Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Michael A Ruscio Editor n/a 172 7000002
Deborah Lurie Music n/a 120781 8000001
Ashi Milo Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Inbal Shuki Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Hila Yuval Casting n/a 179 10000001
Ido Doley Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Gadi Levy Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Amos Oz Source Material (from novel) Novel as Source Material 120793 4000002
Boris Reinis Actor Chita's father 1 1000005
Lior Sasson Actor Mr. Hochberg 1 1000006
Gilya Stern Actor Mother 1 1000004
Rami Heuberger Actor Father 1 1000003
Ido Port Actor Proffy 1 1000002
Theodore Bikel Actor Interrogator 1 1000007
Lynn Roth Director n/a 2 2000001
Lynn Roth Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Marilyn Hall Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Lynn Roth Producer n/a 3 3000002
Eitan Evan Producer n/a 3 3000001
Alfred Molina Actor Dunlop 1 1000001
Synopsis
In 1947 Palestine, just a few months before Israel becomes a state. Proffy Liebowitz, a militant yet sensitive twelve year old, has grown up under British occupation and wants nothing more than for the occupying British to get out of his land. Proffy and his two friends are always plotting ways to terrorize the British until one evening, while he's out after curfew; Proffy is seized by Sergeant Dunlop. Instead of arresting him, Sergeant Dunlop escorts him back home and a friendship begins to develop in the following weeks. Proffy starts to consider Dunlop a father figure, as his own father is cold and remote. Dunlop, lonely and poetic, loves the spirited boy and reads the Book of Samuel, Dunlap's favorite part of the Bible. Proffy helps Dunlap with his Hebrew while Dunlap teaches Proffy difficult English words and provides the fatherly guidance missing in Proffy's life. As neighborhood tensions escalate between the British and the underground Jewish rebellion, their relationship becomes increasingly complicated. While Proffy has learned a great deal from his mentor, he is also shunned by his friends for this friendship and thus called a "traitor" by his neighbors and community. The resulting trial and shock that he could have such genuine affection for his "enemy" will change Proffy's life forever.