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Directed by Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado

Israel 2013 110 mins.

After a girl goes missing in the woods and is later found beheaded, suspicion immediately falls on a timid religious studies schoolteacher who is arrested but released due to a police blunder. Frustrated by the lack of justice, a renegade cop and the victim’s vengeful father take matters into their own hands by capturing, interrogating, and tormenting the accused killer in the basement of a remote farmhouse. Their diabolical rage quickly spins out of control in a series of unpredictable (and often mordantly funny) plot twists that ingeniously toy with audience emotions and subvert genre tropes. Declared “the best film of the year” by Quentin Tarantino, Big Bad Wolves was nominated for 11 Israeli Academy Awards, with wins for Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, and Best Music.