Ben and Raz, a modern gay couple, live in a swanky condominium in the Neve Sha'anan district of southern Tel-Aviv, an area that is home to a significant African immigrant population. It all starts with Ben planting a tree seedling opposite his apartment building. He subsequently observes two young Africans leaning against his little tree, which would appear about to snap. On observing that his request not to lean on the tree has swiftly been ignored, Ben calls the police. They proceed to give one of the two men such a beating that he afterwards remains motionless on the ground. Ben sees everything and yet, at first, does nothing before increasingly finding himself plagued by guilt. With this multi-layered parable, director Idan Haguel has produced a cinematically powerful reflection on complicity and responsibility, moral courage and liberal delusions.
18.6. 18.00 Delphi Lux, followed by a discussion with Idan Haguel, director
18.6. 21.00 Passagekino, followed by a discussion with Idan Haguel, director
19.6. 21.30 Sommerkino Kulturforum, followed by a discussion with Idan Haguel, director