Kino Lorber | Release Date: October 25, 2019
Summary: In Paris, things do not exactly get off to a good start for the newly arrived Yoav. He knocks on the door of the flat where he's supposed to stay, only to discover the place is empty. While he is taking a bath there, his belongings are stolen. Yet this young Israeli, who has arrived with such great expectations, will not be dissuaded that easily. Desperate to erase his origins, Yoav sees becoming French as his only hope for salvation. Step one is to replace his language. From now on, he will not utter a single word of Hebrew and his dictionary becomes his constant companion. The necessary visits to the Israeli embassy annoy Yoav – he finds his compatriots to be a total burden – but the naturalization test also has its pitfalls. And the young French couple whom he befriends has some rather strange ideas about how to help him. Based on the real life experiences of writer-director Nadav Lapid's (The Kindergarten Teacher, Policeman), Synonyms explores the challenges of putting down roots in a new place. Yoav's attempts to find himself awaken past demons and open up an existential abyss in this tragicomic puzzle that wisely knows how to keep its secrets. [Kino Lorber]
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Runtime: 123 min
Rating: Not Rated
Official Site: https://www.kinolorber.com/film/view/id/3589
Production: ARTE
Genres: Drama, Comedy
Countries: DE, FR, IL
Languages: English, French, Hebrew
Home Release Date: Feb 25, 2020
Director Credit
Nadav Lapid Director
Writer Credit
Haim Lapid Screenplay
Nadav Lapid Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Chris Zastera Principal Cast
Djamel Lazaar Embassy Security
Dolev Ohana Amit
Gaël Raes Hugo
Gal Amitai Eyal
Gaya Von Schwarze Tamar
Idan Ashkenazi Roey
John Sehil Le Passager Importuné Du Métro Parisien
Jonathan Boudina Aurélien
Louise Chevillotte Caroline
Olivier Loustau Michel
Quentin Dolmaire Emile
Tom Mercier Yoav
Uria Hayik Yaron
Yehuda Almagor Yoav's Father
Cast Credit
Erwan Ribard Tolga
Iman Amara-Korba Yasmina
Liron Baranes Officer
Sébastien Robinet Police Agent
Yawen Ribard Tolga's Son
Producer Credit
Janine Jackowski Co-Producer
Jonas Dornbach Co-Producer
Kevin Chneiweiss Associate Producer
Maren Ade Co-Producer
Michel Merkt Producer
Olivier Père Co-Producer
Osnat Handelsman-Keren Co-Producer
Saïd Ben Saïd Producer
Sophie Roudaut Assistant Producer
Talia Kleinhendler Co-Producer