Tikkun

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Haim-Aaron is a bright, Ultra-Orthodox religious scholar living in Jerusalem. His talents and devotion are envied by all. One evening, following a self-imposed fast, Haim-Aaron collapses and loses consciousness. The paramedics announce his death, but his father takes over resuscitation efforts and, beyond all expectations, Haim-Aaron comes back to life. After the accident, try as he might, Haim-Aaron remains apathetic to his studies. He feels overwhelmed by a sudden awakening of his body and suspects this is God testing him. He wonders if he should stray from the prescribed path and find a way to rekindle his faith. The father notices his son's changed behavior and tries to forgive him. He is tormented by the fear of having crossed God's will, the night he resuscitated his son.

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Cast

Aharon Traitel
as Haim-Aaron
Khalifa Natour
as Haim-Aron's Father
Omri Fuhrer
as Yeshiva Colleague
Riki Blich
as Haim-Aron's Mother

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  • "Tikkun" takes you inside the cloistered world of ultra-Orthodox Jews, then burrows even further into the head of one young man and his peculiar crisis of spirit and body.

    Jun 30, 2016 | Full Review…
  • It's a testament to Traitel's performance that he makes such a vivid impression, because the script offers the actors little in the way of character development.

    Jun 15, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Transgressive, button-pushing cinema works best when it's in service of the whole, and "Tikkun" juxtaposes shock with long stillness, a long day's circuitous journey into eternal night.

    Jun 10, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Haim-Aharon's predicament threatens to become preposterous rather than haunting, but there is no denying the film's uncanny power or its visual discipline.

    Jun 9, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Impressively imaginative and stylish enough to mark its writer/director as a talent to watch.

    Jun 8, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Traitel, a first-time actor whose own background seems all too eerily apt for this character, is riveting in a demanding role with little dialogue or psychological explication to lean on.

    Jun 8, 2016 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Variety
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