Rating: MA15+ 113′ strong sexualised imagery
Directed By: Samuel Maoz
Written By: Samuel Maoz
Cast: Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonaton Shiray
Michael and Dafna experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous mourning relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience one of life’s unfathomable twists – a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son.
“Divided into three unequal sections, the film has a powerful message about life in contemporary Israel, a message some will find confronting.” David Stratton The Australian
“It’s an extraordinary film, far from easy, ultimately thoughtful and hard to forget.” Paul Byrnes The Age