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Policeman

Hashoter
Director: Nadav Lapid

Israel, 2011, drama, 105 min, hebrew with lithuanian subtitles, N-16
Policeman Yaron stands at the centre of a group of elite policeman belonging to the Israeli Anti-Terrorist unit. He and his fellow unit members are the weapon; the gun the state is pointing at its opponents, the 'Arab enemy'. Yaron worships his unit, the male camaraderie, and his muscular body. Yaron is excited, his wife is expecting their baby very soon; he could become a father any minute. However, an encounter with a radical, violent, extraordinary group will confront him with the Israeli class war as well as with the war within his own soul.
 
Awards:
 
2011 – Van Leer award and Gottlieb award for Best Screenplay at The Jerusalem International Film Festival (Israel).
2011 – Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland).
 
About the director:
 
Nadav Lapid was born in Tel-Aviv, in 1975. N. Lapid studied philosophy and history and worked as sports and culture journalist, a television critic and documentary cinematographer. During his studies at the Sam Spiegel Film School he directed several short films, which were screened at Cannes, Berlin and Locarno. His graduate film “Emile's Girlfriend” (2006) was distributed in France. He participated in the Festival de Cannes Residence, where he wrote the script for “Policeman”. The project won the pitching prize of the Jerusalem Film Festival and of the Thessaloniki film festival in 2008.
Section: Retrospektyva

Screenplay: Nadav Lapid

Dir. of Photography: Shai Goldman

Music: Aviv Aldema

Cast: Michael Aloni, Yiftach Klein, Keren Mor, Michael Mushonov, Menashe Noi, Yaara Pelzig