Israeli Zombie Comedy Poisoned Headed Stateside
No matter your religious or political views on Israel, there is one thing you can't deny: The Israeli people are tough as hell. Not only did they develop the deadly Krav Maga fighting style, but they've been surrounded by their enemies since the beginning of time and continue to thrive. Now we have Israeli zombies to contend with. It's the perfect storm. Ouch.
Poisoned is directed by David Lubetzky, and after a successful launch in its home country, the zombie comedy is looking to broaden its reach, specifically with an American release. The film stars David Shaul, Orna Shifris, Arthur Perry, Rudy Saada, Yehuda Fridman, Maggi Azarzar and Shabi Shavit.
There are no solid plans for a Western release, but to tide you over until the time comes, check out some images and funny clips from Poisoned.
Thanks to DC reader Avery G for the heads-up!
Bino Aharonovitch is a legendary Israeli war hero. His son, Danny (David Shaul), is far from it. He does his national service as an assistant custodian in a remote base which serves as the home base of “Nachlieli” (the Wagtail) — one of the IDF’s elite units. He spends his days avoiding the violent soldiers and his OCD captain.
But on Passover night, the worst night for an Israeli custodian, his life is about to change. His high school crush Maya (Orna Shifris) arrives to deliver vaccines to the fighters. She mistakes Danny for one of the fighters and shows interest in him for the first time. Danny keeps up the lie, but fate has different plans. The vaccine makes the elite troops turn into flesh-eating zombies who go on killing the rest of the soldiers in the base. Danny, being the only one left uninfected, runs for his life — until he finds out that he isn’t the only survivor. Used to avoiding conflict, he now realizes that this time there is no escape. Danny is going to have to utilize his only skills in order to save himself and his love — gardening skills!
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