With just two films, Policeman and The Kindergarden Teacher, Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid signaled that he was a filmmaker to watch. Now, with Synonyms, the Golden Bear winner at Berlin, he has become an international phenomenon. The film tells the story of Yoav who, having done his obligatory military duty, has had enough and leaves Israel for Paris and a new life. But on his first day there he awakens to find himself stripped naked and his belongings gone. That’s when the crazy adventures begin. Also played the New York and Toronto festivals.
Directed Nadav Lapid; Written by Nadav Lapid and Haim Lapad; 2019; Courtesy of Kino Lorber; France, Israel, Germany; In French, Hebrew, and English with English subtitles; Cast: Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte. Runtime: 123 min.
Nadav Lapid (screenplay), Haim Lapid (screenplay)
Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte, Uria Hayik
French, Hebrew, English (with English subtitles)
France, Israel, Germany