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About The Film
This psychological thriller chronicles the year leading to the assassination of Israel's Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995. A rare look into the radicalized mind of an assassin, the film examines the forces that acted on Yigal Amir, from his personal quest to become a hero in the eyes of his peers, to feelings of rejection from a love interest, to the intense polarization of politicians and religious leaders reacting to Rabin's efforts to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict once and for all. The film is a cautionary tale about what happens when leaders incite politics of violence and hate.
Festivals and Awards
Yaron Zilberman is a director and writer, known previously for WATERMARKS (SJFF 2004), about a Jewish women's swimming team from Vienna before WWII, and A LATE QUARTET (2012), starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walker, Catherine Keener, and Israeli actor Mark Ivanir. Zilberman was born in Haifa, Israel, and later moved to the United States in his twenties.