MAKTUB – Arabic word that means 'everything is pre-written'.
In the heart of the old city in Jerusalem lies the Wailing Wall, the holiest Jewish religious site, a remnant of the ancient temple. According to an old Jewish tradition, anyone who writes their secret wish on a piece of paper and nestles it between the stones will see their wish come true. This old belief is the basis of the story of Maktub.
AVISAR (8), an only child raised by his single mother, has never met his father.
In one of his soccer practices Avisar overhears a conversation between two of his teammates, talking about another friend who wrote a wish in the Wailing Wall and it came true and changed his life. After everyone leaves Avisar writes on a small piece of paper 'God, please bring my dad back home'.

Another location in Jerusalem:
STEVE and CHUMA are a duo of rough and tough thugs, collecting protection money for Keselsy, a Jerusalem-based crime organization. At the end of their collection round they walk into a restaurant. After dinner, when they are both in the toilets, a deafening blast sound is heard from within the restaurant. They come back in to realize they're the only survivors of the deadly attack. They run off, straight to the Wailing Wall to pray Hagomel - a Jewish prayer of giving thanks to God for saving their lives.
Chuma believes that being the only survivors is a sign from God that they have to stop doing what they're doing..
From this moment on these two ex-debt collectors lurk at the Wailing Wall's square and 'pick and choose' the lucky ones whose wishes they will help manifest.
Unconsciously, through making other people's wishes come true Steve and Chuma find themselves dealing with their own secret wishes too. The notes they choose and help realize reverberate their own lives and secrets, secrets that threaten to unravel their friendship, culminating in a big conflict that peaks the moment they open Avisar's note, wishing for his father's return home.
Making this wish come true confronts them with one another and forces them to make a brave decision. Could they face their big secret and make this wish come true? Is faith a power big enough to conquer even our biggest of fears?

  • Oded RAZ
  • Guy Amir
  • Hanan Savyon
  • Adar Shafran
  • Guy Amir
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  • Hanan Savyon
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  • Itzik Cohen
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  • Igal Naor
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    1 hour 45 minutes 15 seconds
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    July 2, 2017
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    1,000,000 USD
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Director - Oded RAZ