Directed by Nina Menkes
Inspired by Dostoevksy’s Crime and Punishment, Menkes’ most recent feature (named best Israeli dramatic film at the 2010 Jerusalem International Film Festival) concerns a desperate Israeli man who ruthlessly robs and kills a Tel Aviv pawnbroker. Shot through with remorse, he wanders the city longing for redemption, finding connection with a policeman who senses his moral vertigo. This quiet, observant film is perhaps Menkes’ most fecund exploration of mankind in microcosm.
Producer: Michael Huffington, Marek Rozenbaum, Itai Tamir. Cinematographer: Itai Marom. Editor: Nina Menkes, Didi Fire. Cast: D. Fire, Nadia Tarazi, Filina Klutchkin, Slava Bibergal, Zeynab Muchareb.
HDCam, b/w, 88 min.