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An emotionally scarred writer is sent to teach a group of juvenile delinquents in a small Israeli town, where he discovers a talent for encouraging his students to express themselves through filmmaking and forms a special bond with one troubled teen. Inspired by real events, with


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  • Think an Israeli "Stand and Deliver."

    Jun 18, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Regardless of the respectable intentions, Elya missed the opportunity to do something bolder with a recurrent topic, treading the same paths that many other films did successfully.

    Jul 9, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…
  • Director-writer Eliran Elya's feature début is a very dark tale about tale two men struggling to stay afloat in a world which, seemingly, wants to drown them both.

    Jun 19, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The concept of a teacher guiding delinquent teenagers isn't a premise unknown to film, and yet Doubtful, the feature debut by Eliran Elya, makes it feel as if it is.

    Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Dramatically powerful and thematically challenging, this is a remarkably impressive feature début.

    Jun 11, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A vivid look at a blackboard jungle, Israel style, based on a true story about juvenile delinquents who are influenced by a teacher who is himself an emotional wreck.

    May 28, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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