Vasermil is one of those types of films. Unlike some Israeli films, two of the main characters aren't your typical Israelis. Adiel's family is from Ethiopia and Dima's family is Russian. These two teen boys represent the diversity of immigrants that have moved to Israeli. At home they still speak the family languages Amharic & Russian while elsewhere they usually speak Hebrew. This film qualifies as a multilingual film!!
Both boys have been missing school and they are given one last chance to redeem themselves. Every day they must report to Matan & attend soccer (European football) practice. Adiel was already on the team but because of prejudice he wasn't able to participate in playing and has been avoiding attending the soccer practices. The captain the soccer team is Schlomi, an Israeli boy who's had issues with Adiel but he also has his own challenges.
This is a great film about Israeli teens and the challenges they experience. Soccer is the segway to having them learn teamwork and get to know and appreciate each other's strengths.
If you like films about soccer, you might also like to watch a Mexican film that I reviewed called Rudo y Cursi about two friends from a small town who get drafted to play soccer.
Some info about the actors:
Adiel is portrayed by Adiel Zamro who has since acted in a number of other films. Funny that his real name is the same as his characters. Schlomi is portrayed by Nadir Eldad and Dima by David Taplitzky (also spelled 'Teplitzky).
Some Quotes from this film:
"You do everything I don't want to do."--Matan to Dima
"Blind is he who chooses not to see."---Dima to Adiel
"We Rastas believe that only serenity brings peace."---Adiel to Dima
"Doesn't Rasta tell you to fuck whoever wants to fuck you first?"---Dima to Adiel
"Don't think I don't see you selling ecstasy and stuff on Fridays."---Adiel to Dima
"Go sit in the stands and watch your brother make a life for himself."---Matan to Schlomi's brother
Some scenes from this film: