Cohen takes an elliptical approach in telling the story of Pinchas Rutenberg, a visionary, complex, and larger-than-life figure, who, amongst other things, brought electricity to Jewish ...
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A successful lawyer (Ashkenazi), who has traumatic memories from his army service, is testifying against his best friend from his unit. His wife, a social-worker (Zorer), is trying to save a poor family named Siton (Garti and Adika). The couple's life collapses when the wife get raped by a gang (lead by Abutbul).
The story of Milada Horáková, democratic pre-WW2 Czech politician first arrested and tried by the Nazis during the War and then the post-war Communist government for her refusal to cease her opposition activity and leave the country.
Cohen takes an elliptical approach in telling the story of Pinchas Rutenberg, a visionary, complex, and larger-than-life figure, who, amongst other things, brought electricity to Jewish Palestine in the early 20th century by building a hydroelectric power station in Nahararyim. Written by
National Center for Jewish Film
This is one of those films that takes you by surprise. You realize 20 minutes into the film, you're actually enjoying it. From the summary, one wouldn't think that this is a very interesting film. But in the hands of a great director and great cast, this uninteresting topic, becomes interesting.
Most of the movies with the big budgets basically lack a developed story/plot. When you have a film with a small budget, the story/plot becomes pivotal. And that's where this film gets it right. Don't expect to be overwhelmed with high intensity and heavy drama, just expect a well paced story. There were a few light moments and a few tense moments that were both enjoyable and unexpected.
The primary cast: Menashe Noy, Ayelet Zurer and Lior Ashkenazi were all very good.
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