A Strange Course of Events

Raphaël Nadjari
 

Synopsis

Living alone after his divorce, Saul works on the front desk in a health clinic and is trying to get by. His loneliness, however, does not go away. He decides to visit his father Shimon with whom he’s never had a close relationship and whom he holds responsible for all of his troubles. Shimon and his new partner Betty, with her magical amulets, decide to cure him of his woes thanks to art therapy and precious stones. Although Saul feels as though he is entering hell, he doesn’t realise that he is taking his first steps towards heaven.

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2013

Full-length film, 1h38
 

Director

 
 

Raphaël Nadjari

Born in 1971, Raphaël Nadjari began to work in television in 1993, then moved on to screenwriting and directing. In 1997, he wrote the script for François Vautier’s P’tit bleu, part of the ARTE series, “Petits Gangsters” That same year he moved to New York where he wrote and directed his first short, Snow Bird, then a feature, The Shades, a free adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s “A Gentle Creature”, transposed to modern Manhattan. In 1999, he shot his second feature in New York in Super 8 mm, I’m Josh Polonski’s Brother.

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  Raphaël Nadjari
 
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Other infos

Screenplay

Raphael Nadjari, Geoffroy Grison

Language

Hébreu / Hebrew

Image

Laurent Brunet

Sound

Michael Gurevitch

Set decoration

Maha Assal

Editing

Simon Birman

Music

Jocelyn Soubiran & Jean-Pierre Sluys

Professional infos

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