Synonyms

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Film Info
Film Type:Special Presentation
Narrative Feature
Themes:Drama
Current Events/History
Release Year:2019
Runtime:123 min
Production Country:France
Original Language:French and Hebrew
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Nadav Lapid
Cast:Tom Mercier
Producer(s):Michel Merkt
Screenwriter:Nadav Lapid

Description

Young Israeli ex-soldier Yoav moves to Paris hoping to escape his national identity. After his first night, Yoav wakes up naked in an empty apartment with all of his belongings gone, and is soon taken in by a neighboring, young, wealthy couple. Armed with a pocket-sized French dictionary, Yoav refuses to speak his native Hebrew as he desperately tries to immerse himself in French society. Based on the real life experiences of writer-director Nadav Lapid (“The Kindergarten Teacher,” “Policeman”), “Synonyms” explores the challenges of putting down roots in a new place. Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival

 

 

Content Advisories: Nudity

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