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A Feature film by Amos Gitaï

Produced by Agav Films

Release in France : 25/03/1998


    One blistering hot day in April, Caesar and Israel hear that their friend Goldman’s father is dead. They want to go to the funeral but don’t know where it is. They wander from cemetery to cemetery and end up missing the ceremony. Caesar, Israel and Goldman lead a melancholy life, fatally doomed to questioning and wandering. They despise all the people around them and hark back to their past with nostalgia. They are members of that seventies generation who each, in their own way, went around searching unsuccessfully for a meaning to their lives. “Devarim” is about this wandering, this quest, and the intertwining of existences in the past and present of Tel Aviv, the city swept by the Khamsin, the wind that drives people mad...

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Agav Films

    Foreign production company :

    Mikado Film

    Co-production :


    French distribution :

    Cara M.


    “I set out to install a geometrical-type narrative. Geometry posits dimensions and relationships that are relative to one another. It is a modern aesthetic of fragmentation as a lifestyle and as an artistic language. In “Devarim”, I try to articulate individuals, their personalities and fragments of their lives in the context of a true drama, i.e. Israel. I observe the details in human relationships. I insist on the word “details”, not generalities. (Amos Gitai)

    Full credits (8)

    Screenwriter :

    Amos Gitaï

    Sound Recordist :

    Yochai Moshe

    Editor :

    Zohar Sela

    Music Composer :

    Uri Ophir

    Director of Photography :

    Renato Berta

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Annie Maurette

    Production Designer :

    François Thierry

    Costume designer :

    Laura Dinulescu

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Psychological drama

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    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, Israel, France (100.0%)

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Italy, Israel, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections

    Tokyo - International Film Festival - 1999

    Tokyo - International Film Festival (Japan, 1999)


    Cinema Prism