Alex, a young drug dealer in Paris, is torn between making his aliyah (the term for Jews emigrating to Israel), his drug selling, his complicated love life and a destructive brother. He will have to find his own way and make a final decision.
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Story of Jewish 20 something drug dealer in gritty working class Paris. Trying to get out decides Tel Aviv, needs to discover his roots.Acting in this film is exceptional especially enjoyed the edginess of the brother Isaac played by Kahn and the women are all sensational. Cinematography is superior.
The movie uses the main character Alex's ambivalence and difficulty in making choices to good effect. We watch his struggling relationships with the people around him and see how he grapples with religion and possibility of a pilgrimage to Israel... and if any of it has any meaning to him. It is nicely subdued. I like the movement from more chaos and noise in the beginning to more peace and less talking at the end.
I don't know. I just lost interest. Seemed so ordinary. I don't have time for this sort of film any more. Challenge me. Assault me. Make me feel....anything. Take risks. Fail miserably. This sort of mainstream narrative movie making....leave it to hollywood. Leave it to audiences who just want to sit their asses down once a week and be entertained. I don't come to Mubi for this.
A beautiful film, a moment in the story of a man who seeks a sense to his life, which until now seems to only have been attached to toxic people, lost loves, or non-exiting ones (his father). It's funny that so many people did not like the end, I actually find on the contrary that this is a surprising ending, leaving a strange feeling.. fortunately that it is not a classic love story.
I think this one deserves some praise for the beautiful cinematography. The colors, the use of light, the angles... they're all a beautiful sight. As for the storyline, it isn't amazing, but together with the visual it makes you follow through the whole movie. So I'd recommend the movie, anyhow, for the great photography, even though I recognize that the ending can be disappointing for a lotta people.