This captivating coming of age story of a precocious young Israeli boy, Proffy, and his inconceivable friendship with British Sergeant Dunlop (Alfred Molina), takes place in Palestine in 1947. Based on the best-selling novel by Amos Oz, the film parallels the maturation of the impressionable young boy with Israel, as it transitions into statehood, and revolves around the poignant but problematic alliance of the boy and the sergeant, whose mutual friendship is judged harshly. Writer Director Lynn Roth, seamlessly blends the touching tale of friendship, trust and betrayal, against the larger backdrop of the last days of British occupation of Palestine.
In 1947 Palestine, the occupying British army is a source of outrage and anger for the locals, and young Proffy Liebowitz is no exception, until he strikes up an unusual and unexpected friendship with a fatherly British officer. The great Alfred Molina plays Sgt. Dunlop, who is hardly the enemy Liebowitz takes him for upon their first meeting. Ultimately, their relationship will change the two men's lives in ways they could never imagine.