Concerned Citizen

A film by Idan Haguel. In Hebrew with German subtitles.

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Ben plants a tree on the street in front of his house in Neve Sha’anan, a migrant neigh­bour­hood in the south of Tel Aviv. The dis­trict is on the up, and Ben has bought and upgraded a flat here tog­e­ther with his part­ner Raz. This gay cou­ple now enjoys a sett­led exis­tence, their days are struc­tu­red by a well-estab­lished rou­ti­ne and ever­y­thing is in its pro­per place. Time then, to tack­le their desi­re to have child­ren. And so, assi­duous­ly and con­sci­en­tious­ly, they set about sear­ching for a sui­ta­ble egg donor and sur­ro­ga­te mother. One day, when a neigh­bour­ly con­flict escala­tes over the tree he has plan­ted, Ben beco­mes wit­ness to bru­tal poli­ce vio­lence against an Eritrean. The inci­dent upsets his self-image and his plans for a life tog­e­ther with Raz.
Idan Haguel por­trays a gay midd­le-class cou­ple who­se desi­re for self-rea­li­sa­ti­on beg­ins to nar­row their world­view, brin­ging deep-sea­ted pre­ju­di­ces to light. A deft­ly told para­ble about the mecha­nisms of gen­tri­fi­ca­ti­on which, with a hint of sati­re, rai­ses an uncom­for­ta­ble ques­ti­on, name­ly: exact­ly how tole­rant are we?


IL 2022, 82 Min., hebäi­sche OmU
Regie, Buch: Idan Haguel
Kamera: Guy Sahaf
Schnitt: Shauly Melamed
mit: Shlomi Bertonov, Ariel Wolf

CONCERNED CITIZEN Trailer Deutsch | German [HD]
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