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Policeman (2011)

Ha-shoter (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 2011 (Israel)
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Policeman is a movie starring Yiftach Klein, Yaara Pelzig, and Michael Moshonov. A member of an Israeli anti-terrorist unit clashes with a group of young radicals.



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Credited cast:
... Yaron
... Shira
... Oded
... Michael
... Nathanael
Gal Hoyberger ... Ariel
... Nili (as Meital Barda)
... Hila's Father
... Hila
Ben Adam ... Yotam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Arad
Ariel Barone
Noam Boker


A member of an Israeli anti-terrorist unit clashes with a group of young radicals.

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Release Date:

2011 (Israel)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,379, 15 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,379, 15 June 2014
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1.66 : 1
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The film's editor, Era Lapid, is the mother of the film's writer-director, Nadav Lapid. See more »

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Pure poetry
13 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

What does it mean to live in modern Israel? When you are raised in a country full of violence, conflicted and still fighting, how does it affect you? Main character is a policeman from anti-terroristic unit of Jerusalem Force. His wife can get birth to their daughter any minute now, his friend's fighting with cancer and he's been under investigation for wounding and killing four civilians during the hunt after no.2 terrorist from Most Wanted List. But in this critical situations he stays calm and firm, because that is exactly what he, the fighter and warrior, should be in times of crisis. Young revolutionists, naive and romantic, with mouths full of cries for social justice, and with XIXth century vision of society, are standing in the opposite corner of this story. They're Israeli bourgeois, raised in middle or upper class, from good schools and universities. Intellectuals lost in reality, dreaming of beautiful utopias, with admiration towards violence. Especially young poet, Shira - delicate blond girl with such incredible hunger for reasons and taking actions. She talks in slogans and poems - e.g. to a young, beautiful bride, daughter of true capitalist: "You are not a woman, but a bride. You have no face- you've got make up. You have no breasts, but perfectly fitted bra. You have no body - you have this dress. And this dress is exactly in the size of your personality."

Violence is the key to understand this film - it is everywhere, even in greetings between policemen or in kisses from Shira. It is in almost every word coming from characters' lips. We are watching Shira with a gun that is almost as big as her forearm and Yoran carrying a baby right after a cruel wrestling with his friends. Even when he's carrying his pregnant wife upstairs to his mother's place. But when those two characters meet, suddenly something will blow, some walls will crush and there will be an understanding. Maybe it will not be conscious, but a change is coming.

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