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A Strange Course of Events (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 26 February 2016 (USA)
Saul, fortyish, a melancholic dreamer, decides to visit his father whom he hasn't seen in five years, and whom he blames for all his ills. He discovers a possible new life...

Director:

Raphaël Nadjari

Writers:

Raphaël Nadjari (screenplay), Geoffroy Grison (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ori Pfeffer ... Saul
Moni Moshonov ... Simon
Michaela Eshet ... Bathy
Maya Kenig ... Orly
Bethany Gorenberg Bethany Gorenberg ... Michal
Maya Dagan ... Ronit
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shlomit Malka Shlomit Malka ... (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Forty-something Saul is a melancholic dreamer, with a tendency to run whenever things go wrong. He returns to Haifa one day for a reckoning with the father he has not seen in five years. But getting along with an airy-fairy mother-in-law with a penchant for new age, a daughter on the verge of adolescence and a father who's been converted to Yoga is not easy. After a fateful slip, Saul will find his place as son, a father and more. Written by production

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

France | Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

26 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dziwny bieg zdarzen See more »

Filming Locations:

Haifa, Israel

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Color:

Color
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improvisation
29 September 2013 | by sam-jardainSee all my reviews

I was in Haifa Film Festival and the audience reacted greatly to the film. People were deeply moved by the simplicity and the great direction of actors. Finally a film that doesn't need to use effects in order to achieve emotion. The story, the improvisation, the photography, the amazing casting, the music were in a way outstanding. It is a film about reconciliation and love. Intimate and refreshing mental pictures. It defines a cinema that allow audiences to fill the voids, to continue the story telling once at home. There aren't so many films like this anymore but in a way it makes it even more special. Very unique. At the end of the day cinema is about to see a light in the dark, meaning the task of cinema is to give hope through understanding and acceptation of the other. 'A strange course of events' is all about that...


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