A film by Nadav Lapid. Starts Sep­tem­ber 9th at the fsk. In Frensh and Hebrew with Ger­man sub­tit­les.

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n Paris, things do not exac­t­ly get off to a good start for Yoav. He knocks on the door of a flat, only to dis­co­ver the place is empty and, while he is taking a bath the­re, his things are sto­len. Yet this young Israe­li had arri­ved with such gre­at expec­ta­ti­ons. He is deter­mi­ned to get rid of his natio­na­li­ty as quick­ly as pos­si­ble. For him, being Israe­li is like a tumour that has to be sur­gi­cal­ly remo­ved. Beco­m­ing French, on the other hand, would qui­te sim­ply mean his sal­va­ti­on. In order to era­se his origins, Yoav first tri­es to replace his lan­guage. From now on, he will not utter a sin­gle word of Hebrew. The dic­tion­a­ry beco­mes his con­stant com­pa­n­ion. The necessa­ry visits to the Israe­li embas­sy annoy him; he finds his com­pa­tri­ots to be a total bur­den. But the natu­ra­li­sa­ti­on test also has its pit­falls. And the young French coup­le whom he befri­ends has some rather stran­ge ide­as about how to help him.
Based on his own expe­ri­en­ces, Nadav Lapid explo­res the chal­len­ges of put­ting down roots in a new place. His attempt to find him­s­elf awa­kens past demons and opens up an exis­ten­ti­al abyss. A tra­gi­co­mic puz­zle that wise­ly knows how to keep its secrets.


IR/ FR/ DE 2019, 123 Min., frz., hebr. OmU
Regie: Nadav Lapid
Buch: Nadav Lapid, Haïm Lapid
Kame­ra: Shaï Gold­man
Schnitt: Era Lapid, Neta Braun
Dar­stel­ler: Tom Mer­cier, Quen­tin Dol­mai­re, Loui­se Che­vil­lot­te, Uri Hayik, Léa Dru­cker


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