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Synonyms (2019)

Synonymes (original title)
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A young Israeli man absconds to Paris to flee his nationality, aided by his trusty Franco-Israeli dictionary.

Director:

Nadav Lapid

Writers:

Nadav Lapid (screenplay), Haim Lapid (screenplay)
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Mercier Tom Mercier ... Yoav
Quentin Dolmaire ... Emile
Louise Chevillotte Louise Chevillotte ... Caroline
Uria Hayik Uria Hayik ... Yaron
Olivier Loustau ... Michel
Yehuda Almagor Yehuda Almagor ... Yoav's Father
Gaya Von Schwarze Gaya Von Schwarze ... Tamar
Gal Amitai Gal Amitai ... Eyal
Idan Ashkenazi Idan Ashkenazi ... Roey
Dolev Ohana Dolev Ohana ... Amit
Liron Baranes Liron Baranes ... Officer
Erwan Ribard Erwan Ribard ... Tolga
Yawen Ribard Yawen Ribard ... Tolga's Son
Iman Amara-Korba Iman Amara-Korba ... Yasmina
Sébastien Robinet Sébastien Robinet ... Police Agent
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A young Israeli man absconds to Paris to flee his nationality, aided by his trusty Franco-Israeli dictionary.

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France | Israel | Germany

Language:

French | Hebrew | English

Release Date:

28 February 2019 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Esanlamlilar See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Incredible that this dreary mess could win anything
11 March 2019 | by hewitt-design47See all my reviews

Advice to any unknown Israeli film-maker - get a whole wad of money from the Israel Film Fund, go off to Europe and use it to make a film that slags off Israel. The locals in the old Continent will love it and you will become the darling of the Festival Circuit. This particular award-winning opus has a central character ( I use the term loosely ) who hates his own country - Israel - so much that he refuses to speak in his native tongue and searches his French dictionary to find as many words as possible to express the vileness of the Jewish State. We gather that he was a soldier, thus the Israel Defense Force is neatly drawn into the general condemnation. This all obviously went down famously in Berlin, and served well to confirm everybody's prejudices - as in " Hey if they hate themselves that much then everything bad we hear about Israel must be true ". A Golden Bear was duly awarded to the proud director who will now probably feel himself encouraged and inspired to make more brutish, boring and badly constructed films.


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