Things Behind The Sun (2007)




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An imminent death in the family brings a family's repressed anger to the surface in this psychological drama from Israel. Izhak (Assi Dayan) is a middle-aged father who spends his days avoiding the psychic damage that surrounds his family until he learns that his father, who he hasn't seen in years, is seriously ill and has only a few days to live. As Izhak comes to grips with this news, his daughter Namma (Tali Sharon) comes home for a visit as his wife (Sandra Sade), an amateur artist, is preparing to publicly show her work for the first time. Namma is a lesbian but has not come out to her family; however, after she meets an attractive barmaid (Hilla Vidor) she takes every opportunity to flaunt her new relationship. Namma's older brother Amit (Zohar Shtrauss) has yet to move out of the family home and makes pocket money delivering pizzas part time while cutting himself off from his parents with marijuana and constant sarcasm. And young Didish (Tesh Hashiloni) is clearly an unhappy girl whose constant, accusing stare symbolizes the family's emotional scars. While the rest of the family gathers to see Mother's gallery opening only to discover all her paintings are grotesque portraits of her husband and offspring, Didish sneaks away on her own to visit the grandfather her father often talks about but she's never seen for herself. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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One: It is slow and boring. Long pauses are the rule, as are repetitive scenes, very often set indoors in a cramped apartment. Two: The film does not focus on a single figure but on a host of unpleasant characters, often a family.

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