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Israel | 2019 | 123 minutes | Nadav Lapid

October 3, 2019

French Cinema Now

Desperate to escape his homeland's militarism, a young Israeli man escapes to Paris and becomes besieged by both cultures in this audacious film based on the real-life experiences of writer/director Nadav Lapid.

Based on the real-life experiences of writer/director Nadav Lapid, Synonyms explores the challenges of putting down roots in a new place as an ex-soldier's attempts to find himself awaken past demons and open him up to an existential abyss in this tragicomic puzzle that wisely knows how to keep its secrets. Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear Award-winner.

  • Original Language Title: Synonyme
  • Director: Nadav Lapid
  • Principal Cast: Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte
  • Country: Israel, Germany, France
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 123 minutes
  • Producer: Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt
  • Screenplay: Nadav Lapid, Haïm Lapid
  • Cinematographers: Shaï Goldman
  • Language: French, Hebrew, English
  • Has Subtitles: Yes