Directed By: Ephriam Kishon Starring: Shaike Ofir

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When this soft-hearted cop threatens retirement, the crooks won't let him leave!

Constable Abraham Azulai (Shaike Ophir) is kind - too kind. His love for his fellow man is equaled only by his unmatched loyalty to his 20-year employer, the Jaffa Police Force.

Naturally, the police department celebrates when Azulai's contract nears its end. But the criminals of Jaffa know that without the bumbling veteran on the force, their whole operation could go up in flames. Their solution? To design a perfect crime for Azulai to solve, prove his worth and keep his job...

If only he were competent enough to crack it!

By acclaimed director Efraim Kishon and starring the phenomenal Shaike Ophir, The Policeman was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, and won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language film in 1971.


Studio Sisu Home Entertainment Inc.
SKU 204035691
UPC 737138098325
UPC 14 00737138098325
Format DVD
Release Date 3/13/2007
Israel/State Of Israel
Editors Note
Note A soft heart might be a benefit in some lines of work, but Officer Azulai's tendency to show mercy to crooks has doomed his career in law enforcement. When he tries to change his fate, he unknowingly joins the cause of a hardened criminal. Starring Shaike Ofir, this Israeli comedy won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and earned an Oscar nomination. In Hebrew with subtitles.
Ephriam Kishon
Shaike Ofir
Cast & Crew
Avner Hizkiyahu - Actor
Efraim Kishon - Director
Efraim Kishon - Writer
Efraim Kishon - Producer
Gabi Amrani - Actor
Itzik Kol - Producer
Shaike Ophir - Actor
Zaharira Harifai - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1971
Catalog ID 983
UPC 00737138098325
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 87 minutes
Color Color
Original Language Hebrew
Available Subtitles English, French, Hebrew
Available Audio Tracks Hebrew
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Winner (1972) Golden Globe, The Policeman, Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film
Nominee (1972) Oscar, The Policeman, Best Foreign Language Film
DVD, English, French, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Ophir,Shaike
Label Sisu Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
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