Beyond the Fear

About the film

Title: Beyond the Fear
Production company: Ego Media, Vertov. Real Cinema
Country of production: Latvia, Russia
Year of Production: 2014
Duration: 86 min.

Film crew

Scriptwriter: Herz Frank, Maria Kravchenko
Film director: Maria Kravchenko
Producer: Vitaly Mansky, Guntis Trekteris
Director of photography: Sergey Tsirkin, Israel Freedman, Alexander Gorev, Herz Frank, Maria Kravchenko
Composer: Karlis Auzans
Sound director: Anrijs Krenbergs


Beyond the Fear pushes past the sensational headlines to probe the human motivations behind the ultimate act of sin. Frank's final film is an achievement in storytelling that shows not only one man's capacity for good and evil, but mankind's.


For decades, filmmakers Herz Frank and Maria Kravchenko have been chasing the complicated story of Yigal Amir, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassin. Since being incarcerated, Amir has found love with a woman, who divorced her husband so they could be together, and now has a child. Today, Amir's morality is intimately revealed through bedtime stories he shares with his son over the phone from jail. Holy tales about the miracle messiah and a man who slept for 70 years that relate directly to his personal life, and raise incredibly unexpected oppositions: biblical / tabloid, providence / politics and propaganda / publicity. A riveting highbrow meets lowbrow parable that blends romance and religion, crime and consequence, murder and life's eternal mysteries.


About the film director Maria Kravchenko:
Мария Кравченко
Born in Grozny city, Chechenian republic in 1981. When I was three years old, my family moved to Western Siberia. First degree in journalism, State Saratov University (1999-2004). In 2004 I came to Moscow, worked in TV and press, and was enrolled in VGIK (All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography) documentary department, class of S.V. Miroshnichenko, - respected figure in Russian culture, secretary of Cinematorgaphy Union of Russia, winner of «Emmy», «Teffy», «Nika» and other internationaly recognized awards. Currently living and working in Israel. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2012 - working on a new film «On the Edge of Fear» (80 min). 2012 - Director of documentary film «Remember us... young» (60 min)/ 'White River Film'. 2009-2012 - working on a documentary film «Live a full Life» (52 min)/Financed by Ministry of Culture and Cinema of Russia / 'White River Film'. 2006-2009 - Director on the Film Studio ‘Ostrov’ , Pervoe Kino studio. 2010 - Director of documentary film «The Great Waltz» /'Alexfilm' studio. 2010 - Director of documentary film «The case of judges» /'Alexfilm' studio. 2009 - 2010 - Director of documentary film «Sherlok Holms and D'r Vatson. Birth of a legend» / 'Alexfilm' studio. 2006-2009 - Director on the Film Studio ‘Ostrov’ , Pervoe Kino studio, Moscow. 2008-2009 – Director of documentary film «Body Parts»/ Studio ‘Ostrov’, Pervoe Kino studio, The International Red Cross Committee

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