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Directed by Avi Nesher

Israel 2013 112 mins.

This modern-day film noir centers on a bartender who doubles as a graffiti artist in Jerusalem. Arnav enjoys whiling away the days with simple pleasures until he gets pulled into a mystery in his own apartment building. Spying a man seemingly held captive in a unit near his, he investigates and is soon taken down a rabbit hole into the seedy underbelly of Jerusalem’s criminal underworld. Earning artistic comparison to everyone from the Coen brothers and Tim Burton to Lewis Carroll and Carol Reed, Nesher has fashioned a taut thriller with striking original music composed by Avner Dorman and select recorded tracks by Israeli megastars Hadag Nahash.



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