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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Policeman
Original Title Hashoter
English Title Policeman
Director Nadav Lapid
Year 2011
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 107'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Yiftach Klein, Yaara Pelzig, Michael Mushonov, Menashe Noi, Michael Aloni
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Nadav Lapid
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Shai Goldman
  • Edición / Editing: Era Lapid
  • Producción / Producer: Itai Tamir
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Laila Films
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It is well known that the Israeli military and police forces are extremely sophisticated, due to the fact that violence in this country is not only part of its history but also an everyday scenario. Yaron is a member of an elite police squad, similar to the Brazilian BOPE. Even if he doesn’t care to admit so his ideas, the way he relates to people, and even his sexuality are all affected by the institutions’ cult of courage and justification of violence. Meanwhile, a group of young people are unhappy with the way things are. They swing between ideological determination and the usual doubts of post-adolescence, and seek to make a difference with an act of rebellion. Policeman is a controversial film since it doesn’t limit itself to the single point of view of one of these factions; actually, it seems equally cruel to both of them. Exhibiting the extreme male chauvinism we can find in the core of the State’s monopoly on force; as well as the immaturity and arrogance of the so called revolutionaries, this film denounces (without special emphasis nor exaggeration, and the temptation of drama) the autism both parties suffer, their lack of communication and disregard for that world they intend to improve with their actions.


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