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Thu 7 Jun 2012, 6:30pm
Wed 13 Jun 2012, 2:15pm

Where: Event Cinemas, 505–525 George Street, Sydney CBD, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $18.50
  • Concession: $15.00
  • Group (10+): $14.50
  • Additional fees may apply

Split into two colliding narratives, this taut political drama from writer-turned-filmmaker Nadav Lapid presents a vision of Israel we rarely see. This is not the state in perpetual conflict with its neighbours, but one dealing with the class conflict which is unavoidable in a country where the disparity between rich and poor is so wide. In the film's first strand we follow the macho Yaron (Yiftach Klein), leader of an elite anti-terrorist unit. In the second story we meet radicalised students Shira (Yaara Pelzig) and Natanel (Michael Aloni), whose militant anarchist beliefs are reminiscent of Germany's notorious Baader-Meinholf Group. While the politics of the two groups are opposed, they share in common a certain bravado and vanity. First-time director Lapid confidently builds tension as the film crescendos to an inevitable showdown.