Forgiveness (2006)



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A 20-year-old American Israeli decides to move back to Israel and reconnect with his roots, only to be institutionalized in a mental-health facility constructed on the grounds of a Palestinian village that was massacred by a Jewish militia back in 1948. David Adler (Itay Tiran) has moved back to Israel, but the joy of his homecoming is short-lived when he is committed to a mental institution and injected with a chemo-technological drug at the behest of his father -- a Holocaust survivor and … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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as David Adler

as Muselmann

as Dr. Isaac Shemesh

as Amal/Ghost/Girl

as Henry Adler

as Nawal

as Colonel Daniel
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The result is a hodgepodge of plots and styles, a fault compounded by stiff acting and, except for a few scenes, wooden direction.

Full Review… | September 12, 2008
New York Post
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The message may be clear -- suppress the past at your peril -- but the execution is a mess.

September 12, 2008
New York Times
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Forgiveness feels like a high-concept stage play, the kind of well-meant but pretentious project where grand themes are worked out in a claustrophobic setting among a small cast.

Full Review… | September 11, 2008
AV Club
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David's trauma, madness, and recovery is arranged as a puzzle of dreams, flashbacks, hallucinations, and strikingly choreographed numbers that, while occasionally dazzling, remains in pieces at film's end.

Full Review… | September 10, 2008
Village Voice
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October 23, 2008
New York Times
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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
AV Club
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