Concerned Citizen

Concerned Citizen

2DCS/ES15
Director:Idan Haguel
Cast:Shlomi Bertonov, Ariel Wolf
Premiere:3. November 2022
Length:82 minutes
Genre:Drama

Director: Idan Haguel  •  Cast: Shlomi Bertonov, Ariel Wolf

Ben and Raz's life together looks straight out of a catalogue. A harmonious relationship with plans to start a family, a beautiful apartment in an up-and-coming Tel Aviv neighbourhood, a smoothie for breakfast every morning. But the reality around them is not as rosy as it may seem from the balcony. One day, Ben calls the police on a man who is leaning against a tree that Ben planted with his own hands. But instead of a reprimand, he witnesses unjustified and racially motivated police brutality. The incident stirs up a strong sense of guilt. Can he deal with it without acknowledging his privileged position as a wealthy gay white man? Teetering on the edge of black comedy, melodrama and socially critical appeal, this complex drama raises uncomfortable but crucial questions of social responsibility, gentrification of public space and sustainability of liberalism.

Length: 82 min

Year: 2022
Local premiere date: 3. November 2022

Country of origin:

  • Israel

Director: Idan Haguel  •  Cast: Shlomi Bertonov, Ariel Wolf

Ben and Raz's life together looks straight out of a catalogue. A harmonious relationship with plans to start a family, a beautiful apartment in an up-and-coming Tel Aviv neighbourhood, a smoothie for breakfast every morning. But the reality around them is not as rosy as it may seem from the balcony. One day, Ben calls the police on a man who is leaning against a tree that Ben planted with his own hands. But instead of a reprimand, he witnesses unjustified and racially motivated police brutality. The incident stirs up a strong sense of guilt. Can he deal with it without acknowledging his privileged position as a wealthy gay white man? Teetering on the edge of black comedy, melodrama and socially critical appeal, this complex drama raises uncomfortable but crucial questions of social responsibility, gentrification of public space and sustainability of liberalism.

Year: 2022
Local premiere date: 3. November 2022

Country of origin:

  • Israel