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Youth (2015)

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Twin brothers Yaki and Shaul's comfortable middle-class existence is threatened when their father loses his job and they are on the brink of losing their apartment. Yaki takes advantage of his recently acquired assault rifle from military service and the brothers puts into action a plan equally inspired by desperation and a lifelong diet of violent mainstream American cinema from Shaul's part-time job at a local movie theater. The brothers set their sights on Shaul's pretty young classmate and what starts out as a simple plan quickly spirals out of control.

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"Youth" creates an acrid vision of a country under economic and military stress, as the middle class is disappearing and the proliferation of arms is putting assault weapons in the hands of teenagers.

August 20, 2015 | Full Review…

Elegantly shot to emphasize the suffocating atmosphere of its believably frightening scenario, the film speaks clearly about generational expectations and the disintegration of the middle class, even when the brothers communicate without using words.

August 18, 2015 | Full Review…

Shoval mounts tension by gazing at his story straight on and without blinking.

August 19, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A sign-of-the-times movie about two desperate brothers in modern day Israel who kidnap a rich girl in a desperate attempt to get some economic equity

March 26, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Tom Shoval, who eschews stylistic flourishes in order to focus on character, leaves the film's heavy lifting to the actors and his own screenplay.

March 16, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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