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Snails in the Rain (2013)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 20 June 2013 (Israel)
Tel Aviv, Summer 1989. Boaz, a beautiful and alluring linguistics student, receives anonymous, male-written, love letters that undermines his sexual identity and interfere with his peaceful life with his beloved girlfriend.

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Credited cast:
Yoav Reuveni ...
Boaz
Yehuda Nahari ...
Nir
Yariv Mozer ...
Prof. Richlin
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Noa
Eran Lev ...
Army soldier
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Ruth
Eyal Cohen ...
The mechanic
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Liron Argaman ...
Student
Yaron Biton ...
Male escort
Shak Brenner ...
Army Commander
Adi Douiev ...
Michal
Itay Gonen ...
Guy in the Park
Aya Hirsch ...
The child
Yoni Ittiel ...
The Neighbor
Irit Kashani ...
Woman in Post Office
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Tel Aviv, Summer 1989. Boaz, a beautiful and alluring linguistics student, receives anonymous, male-written, love letters that undermines his sexual identity and interfere with his peaceful life with his beloved girlfriend.

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Consuming paranoia reigns in "Snails in the Rain"
17 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

It's 1989, Boaz (Yoav Eruveni), an extremely alluring and captivating linguistic student is receiving anonymous letters. He goes everyday to the post office to check on the status of a pending scholarship. Instead, he receives obsessive letters detailing very inner feelings from someone very close to him who's invaded his inner peace with emotionally suggestive and romantic overtones. These letters have a deteriorating effect on his psyche as well as his relationship with live in girlfriend Noah (Moran Rosenblatt). As the letters progressively consume the daily thoughts and dealing of Boaz, his inner anguish is unleashed upon his girlfriend, hence having a threatening and corroding effect on him. Paranoia takes over when everyone he meets becomes a possible suspect of the daily correspondence. Doubt ensues as a very conflicted, emotionally fragile and volatile Boaz goes on a quest to find himself while trying to maintain some semblance of sanity as he comes to grips with the reality that his life will no longer be the same courtesy of this secret admirer. Filmmaker Yariv Mozer has assembled an eloquent, intriguing and sexually charged whodunnit drama that slowly unravels the different layers of the main characters inner self. The arrivals of these letter are only the catalyst to which the main character reacts in order to find and deal with his inner demons. Once he's found the cause for the way he's feeling, his passage to acceptance ultimately prove to be sobering and freeing.

This is an excellent and involving film from Israel which reflects the many conflicting layers of despair as the hidden realities of relationships within the confines of higher education propels true feelings to surface forcing the conflicting main character to find himself in the process, as he tries his hardest to blend in with family and society's expectations.


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