Former soldier Yoav flees to Paris, dead set on leaving Israel behind. Enfant terrible Nadav Lapid hits where it hurts with a searing, existential third feature that won the Golden Bear at the last Berlin Festival.
On the heels of Policeman (2011) and The Kindergarten Teacher (2014), Nadav Lapid is back with a galvanizing new thrill ride. Through the character of Yoav, a stoic young Israeli who has rejected his militaristic upbringing, Synonyms examines exile and cultural heritage with disturbing bluntness and unusual power. Alone and destitute in Paris, Yoav forms a strange friendship with a bourgeois couple. He wanders the city spewing violent rhetoric, tracked by a frenetic camera,...
FRANCE, Israel, Germany
| 123 minutes | 2019
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