Hashoter

Policeman

 
Yaron ist ein Hashoter, ein Polizist. Allerdings kein gewöhnlicher, sondern Teil einer israelischen Antiterror-Einheit, die normalerweise im Einsatz gegen arabische Terroristen, Selbstmordattentäter und Staatsfeinde ist. Yaron und seine Kampfgenossen sind eine verschworene Machotruppe, lauter Freunde, die auch Familienleben und Freizeit teilen. Die Begegnung mit einer Gruppe linker Aktivisten, die eine neue soziale Ordnung im Land fordert, wird ihn allerdings mit dem israelischen Klassenkampf konfrontieren. Nadav Lapid lenkt die Aufmerksamkeit weg vom israelisch-palästinensischen Konflikt, um gekonnt die innere gesellschaftliche Kluft Israels anzusprechen.

Yaron is one member of a group of elite policemen belonging to the Israeli anti-terrorism unit. He and his fellow team members are the weapon; the gun the state is pointing at its opponents, the 'Arab enemy'. Yaron worships his unit, the male comradery, his muscular body, his beauty. Yaron is excited, his wife is expecting their baby very soon; he could become a father any minute. An encounter with a radical, violent, extraordinary group will confront him with the Israeli class war as well as with the war within his own soul.

Director's Biography
Nadav Lapid, born 1975 in Israel, studied history and philosophy in Tel Aviv, then film at the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem. He made several shorts including BORDER PROJECT (2004) and ROAD (2005), which were selected for numerous festivals. His graduation film EMILE’S GIRLFRIEND (2006) was screened in Cannes. His first novel, CONTINUES TO DANCE, was published in 2001. In 2007 Nadav Lapid was selected for a Cannes Festival residency, where he wrote the script for his feature film debute HASHOTER (Policeman, 2011), which was awarded at several international film festivals.
European Panorama Fiction 2012
Nadav Lapid
Israel 2011
color
105 Minuten
OmeU
Drehbuch Nadav Lapid
Kamera Shai Goldman
Schnitt Era Lapid
Ton/Sounddesign Michael Goorevich
Mit Yiftach Klein, Yaara Pelzig, Michael Mushonov, Menashe Noi, Michael Aloni, Gal Hoyberger, Meital Berdah, Shaul Mizrahi, Rona-Lee Shimon, Ben Adam
Produktion
Laila Films Ltd. 20 Ben Avigdor Street 67218 Tel Aviv Israel T +972 3 624 07 99 F +972 3 624 07 81 itai@laila-films.com