The new math teacher and new school principal discover the 16-year-old underachiever failing classes is really a genius, and the kid's own family's too busy relying on him to mend family fences to notice his brilliance either.
Aviva, a hard-working hotel cook in the northern Israeli town of Tiberias, is on the brink of finally fulfilling her lifelong dream. For years she kept her remarkable writing abilities ... See full summary »
"Dangerous Acts" is one of the most pretentious Israeli movies I have ever seen. It tries to be a thriller, a satire about the merchandising of culture, a psychological drama, a black comedy and even a musical. Shemi Zarhin, who proves to be much more talented director than in his previous "Leylasede", tries to be Fellini mixed with Coen brothers, and most of the time, the result is very very interesting. It is difficult for a film maker in Israel to have a total control of his work, because of financial difficulties, but it looks like Zarhin got here exactly what he planned in the first place. I will have to watch this movie at least two more times to understand it really, and I think that's a wonderful achievment. My mark: **** (of *****)
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