A tough and moving educational drama.
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Seventeen-year-old Asher has always been the impulsive troublemaker, from primary school through junior high and high school. It’s hard for him to concentrate in class, and he is compelled by a lot of rage and violence; yet he is also endowed with a considerable amount of charm and street wisdom. While his strict father sees him as a natural successor to the family’s scaffolding business, Asher finds a different masculine role model. Torn between the two worlds, Asher looks for a chance for a new life and new identity. When a sudden tragedy occurs, he has to take the ultimate test of maturity.

Festivals: Cannes, TIFF, Philadelphia, Chicago

Director: Matan Yair
Writer: Matan Yair
Stars: Asher Lax, Ami Smolartchik, Yaacov Cohen

Played at

Royal, 10.05.18 - 10.11.18
Town Center 5, 10.05.18 - 10.11.18
Ahrya Fine Arts, 11.14.17 - 11.14.17
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 92 min
Language: Hebrew
FEATURED REVIEW: Craig Mathieson, The Sunday Age
From the unexpectedly cool colour palette to the observations on class and Jewish immigration, writer/director Matan Yair's worthy coming of age drama manages to reveal contemporary Israel in a different light while focusing on an unsettled young protagonist. For 17-year-old Asher (A...