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In Paris, things do not exactly get off to a good start for the newly arrived Yoav. He knocks on the door of the flat where he's supposed to stay, only to discover the place is empty. While he is taking a bath there, his belongings are stolen. Yet this young Israeli, who has arrived with such great expectations, will not be dissuaded that easily. Desperate to erase his origins, Yoav sees becoming French as his only hope for salvation. Step one is to replace his language. From now on, he will not utter a single word of Hebrew and his dictionary becomes his constant companion. His work at the Israeli embassy is a burden, but studying for his naturalization test also has its pitfalls. And the young French couple he befriends has some rather strange ideas about how to help him. Based on writer-director Nadav Lapid's own experiences, Synonyms explores the challenges of putting down roots in a new place. Yoav's attempts to find himself awaken past demons and open up an existential abyss in this tragicomic puzzle that wisely knows how to keep its secrets.

  • Director: Nadav Lapid
  • Country: France | Israel
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Year: 2019
  • Run Time: 02:03:57
  • imdb Score: 6.8/10 (1,620 votes)
  • Language: French, Hebrew, English
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Cast: Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte
"Astonishing, maddening, brilliant, hilarious, obstinate, and altogether unmissable."
David Ehrlich - INDIEWIRE

"Typecasting Israelis and Parisians alike, the film demands multilevel readings, forcing viewers to question the nature of stereotypes and their validity outside parody."
Jay Weissberg - VARIETY

"Intense, feverish, unhinged, deranged, digressive, implacable, impressive."
Jordan Mintzer - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

AWARDS

Berlin Int'l Film Festival 2019
Best Films

Awards of the Israeli Film Academy 2019
Best Cinematography

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Hong Kong Int'l Film Festival 2019

Edinburgh Int'l Film Festival 2019

Sydney Film Festival 2019

Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2019

Helsinki Int'l Film Festival 2019

Vancouver Int'l Film Festival 2019

Busan Int'l Film Festival 2019

New York Film Festival 2019

Athens Film Festival 2019

Mill Valley Film Festival 2019

Transatlantyk Film Festival 2019

Taipei Film Festival 2019

Sydney Film Festival 2019

Cabourg Film Festival 2019

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