In contemporary Jerusalem, a small Jewish family leads an ordinary life until following a car accident, the father mysteriously disappears. They all deal with his absence and the difficulties of everyday life as best they can. While the adults take refuge in silence or traditions, the two children, Menachem and David, seek their own way to find their father...Written by
Michael Moshonov, who stars in the film, is the son of Israeli actor Moni Moshonov. Both this film and We Own the Night (2007), in which Moni appears, were selected for competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Thus, father and son have films competing against each other. See more »
Pathetic attempt to make a movie
The Israeli cinema, in general, has shown dramatic improvement for the last 10 years. Thus, I have seen many recently made Israeli movies that could easily be categorized as 'good', 'better' and 'excellent.' Alas, this movie shows that bad movies are still sometimes made there, too. I was really surprised by the rapt, ecstatic reviews given my some of the IMDb denizens. I normally very appreciate the mature, thinking crowd here. But now, guys, I'm sorry to say, it looked like a pseudo-intellectual exercise in making a vain attempt to give some meaning to the bad movie. Kind of reminded me of 'underlining metaphors' of the Vogan poetry from the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." I completely agree with the reviewer from Israel who gave it 1 star, was glad to find somebody sane at last. The movie had bad script (it looked like that they were filming without script at all, improvising on the fly), bad acting, terrible camera work, awful soundtrack. And if you really want to watch how a family handles the crisis of losing somebody close - watch another Israeli movie "Broken Wings", an excellent work in all respects.
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