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Israel's Best International Feature Oscar submission, this psychological thriller dramatizes the political and personal motivations behind Prime Minister Rabin's assassination. The Watershed tragedy is told through the eyes of the perpetrator, Jewish extremist Yigal Amir, spanning his Yemeni upbringing and failed relationships, to radicalization. As peace efforts mount to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the young zealot is egged on by national leaders, religious orthodoxy, and right-wing media, their ultranationalist rhetoric seamlessly interwoven through archival footage. Featuring an unsettling performance by Yehuda Nahai Halevi, this rigorously researched portrayal boasts 10 Israeli Academy Award nominations, including Winner of Best Film.

  • Runtime
    123 minutes
  • Note
    Historical Narrative/Hebrew Subtitles
  • Director
    Yaron Zilberman