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First screened in December 2019
Director: Nadav Lapid. Cast: Tom Mercier, Louise Chevillotte, Quentin Dolmaire, Olivier Youstau, Uria Hayik, Yehuda Almagor, Léa Drucker, Christophe Paou, Gaya Von Schwarze, Gal Amitai, Idan Ashkenazi, Dolev Ohana, Liron Baranes, Erwan Ribard, Yawen Ribard. Screenplay: Nadav Lapid and Haim Lapid.

Twitter Capsule: Often feels ludicrous in the moment, but the larger arguments are bold and compelling, and it's undeniably inventive.

Second Capsule: I came to respect this movie's early-Caraxian brazenness and its crazy-ass way of being about what it's about.

VOR:   Reinvents the drama of thwarted assimilation by insisting on a lead who's invested in his own strange(r)ness. Not a single clichéd scene.

Photo © 2019 Kino Lorber/SBS Films/Pie Films/
Komplizen Film/Arte Cinéma

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Berlin Film Festival: Golden Bear (Best Film); FIPRESCI Prize

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