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A young Israeli man, aided by his trusted Franco-Hebrew dictionary, travels to Paris to flee his nationality.
Director of Photography
Maren Ade ( co-producer )
Said Ben Said ( producer )
SBS Films (co-production)
Pie Films (co-production)
Arte France Cinéma (co-production)
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1975, this director and screenwriter studied philosophy at Tel Aviv University. After military service, he moved to Paris before returning to Israel to take a degree at the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem. His short film Road (2005) screened in the 2005 Berlinale Panorama. His debut feature film Policeman won the Special Jury Prize at Locarno in 2011 while The Kindergarten Teacher (2014) featured in the 2014 Semaine de la Critique at Cannes. In 2015, Why? (2015) screened in Berlinale Shorts. He is a recipient of the French Order Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.