This is a believably told story, and distressingly so because in it bad things happen to everyday people. We can't all be on our guard all the time, but you walk out of the theater having been reminded that every moment when you're not doing what you should-- and you may not even know what you should-- the consequences may be dismal and permanent unless you're continuously lucky. The movie particularly shows us grievances between parents and children, embedded in the stories of three different families with a single character at the center who figures in the plot as a casualty at the outset-- much as in another recent Israeli movie, The Human Resources Manager. Unlike the Human Resources Manager, though, Dusk is clever without being humorous. You're less likely to smile in recognition of the characters and their plights than to cringe in recognition, and that is of course due also to the quality of the acting. The actors encourage us to hope that things will somehow work out for these ill-starred people, and in the end the characters mostly do, at least, wind up a little wiser.
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