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A daring hybrid of realism and fantasy, Forgiveness is a psychological thriller that explores the tragedies of the Middle East. David, a young American-Israeli, returns to Israel to join the army, only to find himself in a catatonic state after accidentally shooting a Palestinian girl while on patrol. He is committed to a mental institution which sits on the ruins of a Palestinian village. The head psychiatrist tries to cure him with medication, while another patient in the hospital, a Holocaust survivor, tries to redeem him by opening his heart to the ghost that haunts him. He returns to New York under his father’s care, believing that his horrific past is behind him until his love for a Palestinian woman brings his trauma back to the surface.


A young man wakes up in the morning, opens his refrigerator, takes out a plastic bottle of orange juice, drinks from it, and then spits all the juice out. He develops a habit of stealing oranges from his neighbor’s garden. Every morning he passes by the tree and grabs a couple of oranges to eat or squeeze into juice. At the same time, his neighbor, an old man, develops his own habit: every morning he stands at his window, watches the young man stealing his oranges, and never moves an inch. But one day, the old man decides take action.