Razzouk Tattoo

Jerusalem Film Festival

After becoming the sole heir of a 700-year-old dynasty of Christian tattoo artists from the Old City of Jerusalem, who has tattooed pilgrims for hundreds of years with ancient olive wood stencils, Wassim Razzouk discovers an old book which implies that not all the stencils belonging to his family were passed down to him. Wassim then goes on a quest to find them and get back as many as he can. His search reveals a dramatic and passionate story that caused a major rift in his family decades ago, with stories of deceptions, thefts, and even an unsolved murder. At the end of the quest, which takes almost three years, Wassim comes to understand what are the truly important things in life.

Director: Orit Ofir Ronell

Producer: Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait


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Production Company: Lama Films
Duration: 68 min. ,58 min.
Date of Release: 27/08/2021
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Hebrew, Arabic, English
Subtitles: Hebrew, English
Unavailable Territories: Israel

Festivals & Awards

  • Jerusalem Film Festival 2021
    Diamond Competition for Israeli Documentary Films

Involved Broadcasters

Kan - Israeli Public Broadcast Corporation

Involved Institutions and Other Financiers

Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts

World Sales



Family Story, History, Human Interest / Social Issues, Investigative, Personal Stories, Religion