NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE. On November 4, 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated at a political rally in Tel Aviv. The killer was a 25-year-old student and observant Jew. As acclaimed filmmaker Amos Gitai reveals in his provocative new film, the murder was the culmination of a climate of hate and paranoia fueled by the hysterical rhetoric and political intrigue of extremists who condemned Rabin by invoking an obscure Talmudic ruling and right-wing politicians who joined in the campaign of incitement. Winner of the Human Rights Film Network Award at the Venice Film Festival.
Q&A with Film Historian Richard Peña.
“I hope a lot of Americans see this film–for the warning it offers.” –Thomas Friedman, NYT
“A tough-minded, unflinching work of art, the first great film of 2016.” –Jewish Week
“Both a political thriller and a work of conscience.” –Hollywood Reporter
“Knockout dramatic thriller…a startling portrait of political upheaval.” –Indiewire
“Spellbinding moviemaking.” –Huffington Post
Director: Amos Gitai | Israel/France | 2015 | 153m | Hebrew w/ English subtitles
Screening as part of
The National Center for Jewish Film’s
19th Annual Film Festival
415 South St
Waltham, MA 02453