Rabin, the Last Day

Amos Gitai

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Synopsis

“How much blood must be shed upon a piece of sacred land before it can no longer be deemed “sacred”? Few people have explored this self-perpetuating cycle of violence from as humanistic a perspective as Amos Gitai, an Israeli filmmaker of profound importance. (…) Frequently horrifying and never less than absorbing, “Rabin, the Last Day” is a meticulously observant portrait of a broken society. (…) Yet the most unsettling footage in the film, by far, is real. (…) What will haunt me, above all, is the footage of Rabin himself, fearlessly facing a crowd of dissenters and preaching what he believed to be truths: that the risks he proposed are ones worth taking in order to achieve peace. (…) With America more divided than ever, and millions of Syrian refugees in dire need of aid, Rabin’s sobering wisdom resonates louder than any number of gunshots.” (Matt Fagerholm, rogerebert.com)

Around The World in 14 Films 2016, presented by Knut Elstermann – in attendance of director Amos Gitai

With the support of the Israeli Embassy

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Credits

 

+++ Berlin Premiere +++

 

 

OT: Le Dernier Jour d’Itzhak Rabin
Country: France, Israel 2015
Production: Agav Films, LGM Cinema, Les Films du Worso
Cast: Ischac Hiskiya, Pini Mittelman, Michael Warshaviak, Einat Weizman, Yogev Yefet
Format: DCP / Colour
Length: 157 min.
Language: hebrew OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: /
Festivals: Venice, Toronto, New York, Hong Kong, Munich, Karlovy Vary etc.
Awards: Venedig two prizes, Munich CineMasters Special Mention, Seville etc.

 

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