The Little Traitor

Based on the novel "Panther in the Basement" by the world-renowned author, Amos Oz, the movie takes place in Palestine in 1947, just a few months before Israel becomes a state. Proffy Liebowitz, a militant yet sensitive eleven year old wants nothing more than for the occupying British to get the hell out of his land. Proffy and his two friends spend most of their time plotting ways to terrorize and/or blow up the British until one evening, while he's out after curfew, Proffy is seized by Sergeant Dunlop, a British officer. Instead of arresting him, he deposits him back home,but what ensues in the weeks to come is a friendship between these two foes. Proffy looks to Dunlop as a father figure as his own father is cold and remote. Dunlop, lonely and poetic, loves the spirited boy and they find lots to talk about in their meetings which Proffy must keep a secret from his friends and family. When Proffy's friends follow him one day and see that he has been visiting the detested enemy...

Year:
2007
Length:
88 minutes
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Shown at

  1. 13th Annual Jewish Film Festival of Grand Rapids - 2011
  2. 16th Annual East Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  3. 8th Annual Temple Emanu-El Kirk Cashmere Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  4. 9th Annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  5. Altoona Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  6. Jewish Film Series (Highland Park) - 2013
  7. Kansas City Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  8. Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival - 2009
  9. West Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  10. Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival - 2010

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