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Via Dolorosa (2000)

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Amazingly insightful and touching one-man show on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict
7 September 2011 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Very moving and extremely enlightening filmed one man play, written and performed by the British playwright David Hare. Directed with a light, deft touch by Stephen Daldry (The Hours)

It recounts Hare's experiences visiting Israel, as he interviewed people on all sides of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. Not only is Hare's writing terrific (no surprise), but he reveals real charisma and emotional accessibility as a performer (yes, he's playing himself, but ask any actor - that's one of the hardest things to do).

I felt like I learned more in this 90 minutes, while also being more touched (and occasionally made to laugh) than I have from any other 5 dramatic films or documentaries on the subject combined.

Quite special and overlooked, and well worth seeking out.


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