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Synonyms (2019)

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Running time: 123 min. | Genre: Drama, Comedy, Immigration
Synonyms

Synopsis

In Paris, things do not exactly get off to a good start for Yoav. He knocks on the door of a flat, only to discover the place is empty and, while he is taking a bath there, his things are stolen. Yet this young Israeli had arrived with such great expectations. He is determined to get rid of his nationality as quickly as possible. For him, being Israeli is like a tumour that has to be surgically removed. Becoming French, on the other hand, would quite simply mean his salvation. In order to erase his origins, Yoav first tries to replace his language. From now on, he will not utter a single word of Hebrew. The dictionary becomes his constant companion. The necessary visits to the Israeli embassy annoy him; he finds his compatriots to be a total burden. But the naturalisation test also has its pitfalls. And the young French couple whom he befriends has some rather strange ideas about how to help him.

Based on his own experiences, Nadav Lapid explores the challenges of putting down roots in a new place.

Nominations & Awards

Berlin Film Festival

Golden Bear - Best Film
WINNER

Stockholm Film Festival

Best Screenplay
WINNER
Bronze Horse - Best Picture
NOMINATED

Seville Film Festival

Best Director (Nadav Lapid)
WINNER
Golden Giraldillo - Best Film
NOMINATED

Details

Original title

Synonymes

Director

Nadav Lapid

Producer

Coproducción Francia-Israel; arte France Cinéma, SBS Productions

Running time

123 min.

Screenwriter

Nadav Lapid

Cinematography

Shai Goldman

Year

2019

Country

France France

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