December 12, 2016 — Biencutza
[Documentary] Cabal in Kabul
Dan Alexe’s film captures in an unconventional manner, life in Afghanistan after the Talibans. A freelancer journalist, the author lived in Kabul for a long period of time, and learned the Persian language.
Among many other stories he heard in all these years, one of them was about the last two jews living in Kabul. The two hate each other, and consequently divided the synagogue betwen the two of them. Isaac Levy sells amulets and casts spells on soldiers and on barren women. Zabulon Simantov produces alcoholic drinks for the black market, and sells the product to Isaac’s customers. The two last jews live in constant conflict. The author creates an intimate film, full of humor and humanity.