The Vanishing Soldier

The Vanishing Soldier

64th TIFF: Greek Premiere
The shadow or the war, the constant sense of threat, the psychological burden carried by an entire population: All the above are present in the sophomore feature by Dani Rosenberg, following the excellent The Death of Cinema and My Father Too, a film that keeps you on the edge of your seat while never losing its grip on the gravity of the situation. Amid a relentless battle in the occupied territories, an 18-year-old Israeli soldier abandons his unit and returns to Tel Aviv in search of his girlfriend. However, his superiors are convinced that he has been captured as a hostage. This sudden quest for freedom takes a complex and multi-faceted turn. Vanishing Soldier, much like life itself, intricately weaves tragedy with humor throughout 24 frantic hours, where terror gradually gives way to hope, and romance emerges from a nightmare.
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Direction: Dani Rosenberg
Script: Dani Rosenberg, Amir Kliger
Cinematography: David Stragmeister
Editing: Nili Feller
Sound: Neal Gibbs, Michael Stoliar
Music: Yuval Semo
Actors: Ido Tako, Mika Reiss, Efrat Ben Zur, Tiki Dayan, Shmulik Cohen
Production: UCM Films
Producers: Avraham Pirchi, Chilik Michaeli, Itamar Pirchi
Costumes: Ofri Barel
Production Design: Ben-Zion Porat
Make Up: Shir Matzrafi
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Israel
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 98'
Contact: Intramovies

Dani Rosenberg

Graduated with honors from Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem, his first film, The Death of Cinema and My Father Too, was included in the Official Selection of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival and won the main award at the Jerusalem Film Festival. His award-winning short films have been screened in the most renowned international film festivals, including Cannes (Cinéfondation Competition), Berlinale, Clermont-Ferrand, HotDocs and IDFA. He’s also created an acclaimed television series (Milk & Honey), co-created a documentary (Zohar, The Return), and most recently adapted God of Vengeance for Israel’s leading theater The Cameri. The Vanishing Soldier is his second feature film.


2004 The Red Toy (short)
2005 Don Quixote in Jerusalem (short)
2008 Homeland (short)
2020 The Death of Cinema and My Father Too
2023 The Vanishing Soldier