The Damned



Three soldiers go navigating in the Israeli desert. The military drill is set near a Bedouin village, deserted during Israel’s war of independence. Though the desert is infinite, the young man feel more and more claustrophobic, as the scenic evokes inner demons within them. Unaware of the possibility that the evil is driven from their own mind, they fear they are haunted by the outside. In this journey the past of the place  is interweave with the psychological conflict, and as the soldiers find out they’re lost in the desert, the hidden violence explodes.


Director: Evgeny Ruman
Cast: Daniel Gad, Amit Rahav, Nimrod Hochenberg, Neri Assaf, Abir Chadad, Paul Farach, Carmel Loukas, Eli Muallem, Idan Shakroka
Line Producer: Barak Kessler
Casting: Limor Shmila
Art Director: Sharon Eagle
Wardrobe  Designer: Chen Gilad
Make-up Designer: Elinor Gigi
First Assistant Director: Roman Kruter
Sound Design and Mix: Avi Mizrahi
Original Music: Asher Goldschmidt
Recordist: Slava Frenklakh
Director of Photography: Ram Shweky
Editor: Boaz Frankel
Screenplay: Yoav Shutan Goshen, Ayelet Gundar- Goshen, Irad Rubinstein
Producers: Chilik Michaeli, Avraham Pirchi, Tami Leon, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery
Produced by: UCM


Cinefantasy, Sao Paulo, Brasil 2019
Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, Ljutomer, Slovenia 2019
Official selection, FANT, Festival Cine Fantástico de Bilbao, Spain, 2019
Utopia International Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2018

Technicals information

Genre: Thriller, Horror
Year: 2018
Format: DCP
Length: 81
Original language: Hebrew
Subtitles available: English