State of Suspension
2008, 82:00 minutes, colour/B&W, Hebrew with English Subtitles
Two Israeli comedians dress up, take on & come down on their compatriots.
State of Suspension is a drama of fragments in 9 chapters; an unusual and provocative look at Israel, sixty years after independence. Posing as “Patriotism Inspectors”, Israeli comedians Yossi & Itamar interrogate passers-by to check if they have served in the army; masquerading as officials shooting a Foreign Ministry video, they ask Jewish and Arab Israelis to apologize for the harming of innocent civilians. The hilarious interaction of these daring comedians with Israeli society, revealing aspects of its deep psyche, forms the film’s backbone, complemented by unique archival material, compelling interviews and dramatic situations.
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