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Directed by Tzahi Grad

Israel 2017 92 mins. In Hebrew

Evoking comparisons to Jordan Peele’s Get Out, The Cousin is a provocative, genre-bending examination of the prejudices latent within Israeli society. Naftali, an open-minded local media celebrity needing home renovations, hires Fahid, a Palestinian handyman. When a teenage girl is assaulted, his family and neighbors suspect the Arab stranger. Initially, Naftali comes to Fahid’s defense, but as tensions rise Naftali confronts a showdown between his own irrational racism and left-wing conscience. In Hebrew with English subtitles.

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