Synonyms

In Paris, things do not exactly get off to a good start for the newly arrived Yoav. He knocks on the door of the flat where he's supposed to stay, only to discover the place is empty. While he is taking a bath there, his belongings are stolen. Yet this young Israeli, who has arrived with such great expectations, will not be dissuaded that easily. Desperate to erase his origins, Yoav sees becoming French as his only hope for salvation. Step one is to replace his language. From now on, he will not utter a single word of Hebrew and his dictionary becomes his constant companion. The necessary visits to the Israeli embassy annoy Yoav he finds his compatriots to be a total burden but the naturalization test also has its pitfalls. And the young French couple whom he befriends has some rather strange ideas about how to help him.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Director:

  • Nadav Lapid

Cast:

  • Quentin Dolmaire
  • Louise Chevillotte
  • Tom Mercier
  • John Sehil
  • Chris Zastera
  • Gaël Raes
  • Jonathan Boudina

Writer:

  • Nadav Lapid

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