S#x Acts (2013)




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Naïve teen Gili (Sivan Levy) changes schools and is determined to improve her social status by hooking up with the most popular guys. But as she pushes her own limits with every new encounter - offering a succession of sexual favors and allowing herself to be photographed and filmed- the line of consent begins to blur. Israeli filmmaker Jonathan Gurfinkel's provocative debut is raw, racy, and immediately recognizable. (c) Tribeca
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Sivan Levy
as Gill
Roy Nik
as Tomer
Tal Grushka
as Barel
Eran Ivanir
as Omri's Father
Ronit Yudkevich
as Omri's Mother
Meirav Gruber
as Gill's Mother
Asaf Hertz
as Eyal
Ido Bartal
as Alon
Moti Lugasi
as Yaniv
Pazit Yaron Minkowski
as Tomer's Mother
Maya Mitelpunkt
as Tomer's Sister
Zvi Shemesh
as Guy at Kiosk
Anna Muggia
as Noa's Friend
Shantih Gidron
as Security Inspector
Ruslan Labchuk
as Barel's Friend
Yair Shteren
as Barel's Second Friend
Omri Lucas
as Young Man at the Beach
Eti Amsalem
as Zumba Girl
Noy Azulay
as 2nd Zumba Girl
Hanoch Shaham
as Gili's Father
Eyal Friedman
as Boy in Taxi 1
Aviel Kogan
as Boy in Taxi 2
Michael Ulinich
as Boy in Taxi 3
Nizan Ziglman
as Boy in Taxi 4
Tashmush Mangisto
as Club Cashier
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Probably a lot of people who see this film will get fed up with Gili's passivity, but some people in life are passive in a way that feels like a defiantly inactive reaction to ill treatment.

Full Review… | December 5, 2013
Top Critic

The movie's observations of the wolf pack mentality of privileged teenage boys who view every conquest as proof of their prowess is casually devastating.

Full Review… | December 5, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

The movie unfolds in six acts, each one advancing the progressive degradation of a vulnerable girl seeking acceptance.

Full Review… | December 5, 2013
Top Critic

S#x Acts works as a crash course in sexual ethics, but it also fails to transcend its genre trappings as a morality tale about the dangers of low self-esteem.

Full Review… | December 3, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

The film becomes a depravity barometer of sorts to see how ignorant you are to the reality depicted.

Full Review… | June 21, 2016
The Film Stage

It is a powerful and disturbing essay of exposure and vulnerability in the brave new world.

Full Review… | December 18, 2013
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We never learn a lot about Gili, other than she's recently transferred to this school and it's not due to a family move; obviously something went down at her old school, but all she'll say is that she was looking for a school with a cooler vibe. And that's just it, other than not being as wealthy as some of the kids in her new school, she is a cool girl. There's nothing odd or different about her that she couldn't fit in; yet some lack of self-esteem makes her give in to these guys with just the least amount of flattery on their part. Particularly Omari, who definitely represents that "popular guy" in every school. It doesn't even seem as though Gili covets him for a boyfriend; it's more like she thinks eventually she'll be his hook up of choice, like it will become a mutual sexual relationship, instead of him using her and asking her to pleasure his friends and brother. Both the sad and good part of S#x Acts is that these encounters are written so realistically - there's nothing over the top or gratuitous about any of the 6 and we're left to imagine a 7th sexual favor given by Gili. What we're witnessing is a social commentary on teenage promiscuity in the age of the over the counter morning after pill... READ MORE http://www.tinseltine.com/2013/12/tribeca-film-sx-acts.html

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