British-mandated Palestine, 1947. Zionists fight for the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. A member of the underground movement has been sentenced to death by the British authorities. In turn, they have kidnapped a British officer. Now, they sit out the night together, waiting for the result of the negotiation. If the British hang their friend at dawn, one of them will shoot the British officer.
Dawn is a cleverly quiet film, played out through the night in 1947 Palestine. Shot and acted beautifully, we had to keep up our end and maintain the tension between the characters as the movie plays out. Our main objective was creatively to keep the picture moving with subliminal and subtle sounds and tones rather than anything more obvious.