Everything is Broken Up and Dances

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The 17th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

Directed by Nony Geffen 98 mins | Israel | 2016 | Comedy / Drama / Music / War | Hebrew with English subtitles

This brand new film is a contemporary war drama, set in and around Tel Aviv’s music scene, complete with crooked agents, a love interest and underground concerts. The central character, Nony, returns from a military operation in Gaza a shattered man. As the sole survivor of a Hamas rocket attack, he is haunted by the terrifying experience.

Life post military is a struggle for himself, his parents and his friends. After a long period of silence, the treatment of a psychiatrist produces some unexpected results. Nony becomes a channel for his deceased uncle Amnon, who had always dreamt of being a singer.

With a bizarre stage presence – somewhere between Johnny Rotten and Mick Jagger — the spirit of Nony’s uncle takes center stage to become a phenomenon in the contemporary music scene. Although his first appearances are laughed at, he quickly becomes the “in thing.“ Convinced he is a musical star, Nony’s musical journey is only the beginning along the path to his mental rehabilitation.

Awards:

  • 2016 The Israeli Film Academy: Best Supporting Actor, Dudu Tassa

 

 

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Event Details

Sun 20 Nov 2016
9:00 PM - 10:40 PM
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
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$90 General Admission; $80 Students/Seniors
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