In September 1993, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin announces the Oslo Accords, which aim to achieve a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians after decades of violence. Based on the true story of Rabin’s assassin Yigal Amir, a law student and a devoted Orthodox Jew who, as the prospect of peace approaches, turns from a hot-headed political activist to a dangerous extremist. Consumed by anger and delusions of grandeur, he recruits fighters and steals weapons to form an underground militia intent on killing Palestinians. He soon learns of an ancient Jewish law that he believes gives him the right to murder Yitzhak Rabin. Amir’s warped ideology sees only one way forward.
“Incitement grabs a third rail and holds on tight.” — Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times
“A chilling portrait of how fanaticism can grow and be enabled, this is a matter-of-fact film that moves with an awful inexorability toward its foregone conclusion.” — Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times
“An assassin’s actions can never be thoroughly explained, but this ragged, powerful film cogently indicts the dark, repressive voices in any society who can set the stage for violence.” — Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
Yair Hizmi (additional writing), Ron Leshem, Yaron Zilberman
Yehuda Nahari Halevi, Amitay Yaish Ben Ousilio, Anat Ravnitzki, Yoav Levi