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Policeman

Policeman

Yaron is one member of a group of elite policemen belonging to the Israeli anti-terrorism unit. He and his fellow team members are the weapon; the gun the state is pointing at its opponents, the 'Arab enemy'. Yaron worships his unit, the male comradery, his muscular body, his beauty. Yaron is excited, his wife is expecting their baby very soon; he could become a father any minute. An encounter with a radical, violent, extraordinary group will confront him with the Israeli class war as well as with the war within his own soul.

Nadav Lapid, born 1975 in Israel, studied history and philosophy in Tel Aviv, then film at the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem. He made several shorts including BORDER PROJECT (2004) and ROAD (2005), which were selected for numerous festivals. His graduation film EMILE’S GIRLFRIEND (2006) was screened in Cannes. His first novel, CONTINUES TO DANCE, was published in 2001. In 2007 Nadav Lapid was selected for a Cannes Festival residency, where he wrote the script for his feature film debute HASHOTER (Policeman, 2011), which was awarded at several international film festivals.

European Panorama Fiction 2012

Nadav Lapid

Israel 2011
DCP / color
105 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Shai Goldman
Editing
Era Lapid
Sound
Michael Goorevich
Cast
Yiftach Klein/Yaara Pelzig/Michael Mushonov/Menashe Noi/Michael Aloni/Gal Hoyberger/Meital Berdah/Shaul Mizrahi/Rona-Lee Shimon/Ben Adam

Production

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