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MOLOTOV

Fiction and documentary.

Israel 2021, a flood of riots filled the streets. The police brutally fight civilians. "Molotov" is a story about Ariel Semmel, a film Director and political activist who finds himself hunted by the police. He is arrested in a riot, the police later burst into his house without a warrant, only to arrest his girlfriend. In an attempt to fully understand this new reality, Ariel meets with a top notch lawyer, hospital manager, and a mentalist. Every one of these encounters helps Ariel have a deeper understanding of how the Israeli democracy is crumbling. Ariel's opinions turns radical and consequently, he joins an underground brigade that attacks the police.

  • Ariel Semmel
    Director
    PARANO
  • Ariel Semmel
    Writer
    PARANO
  • Ariel Semmel
    Producer
    PARANO
  • Ariel Semmel
    Key Cast
    "Ariel Semmel"
    PARANO
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    מולוטוב
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 11, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    150,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Israel
  • Country of Filming:
    Israel
  • Language:
    Hebrew
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Ariel Semmel
    Sales Agent
    Country: Israel
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Ariel Semmel

Born 1964. Quit school at 16, Autodidactic since. Bartender, 2 years in Paris. Fashion photographer, Cinematographer, 18 years in NYC. Yellow cab driver, Motorcycle racer, Visionary and multidisciplinary producer/director with over 20 years of experience and achievements in international projects.
Currently live in Tel Aviv and finally managed to quit smoking.


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