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Invisible

Directed by: Michal Aviad
90 Minutes, 2012, Drama

Over twenty years after Lily, a left-wing activist, and Nira, a reserved television editor, were raped by the same serial rapist, an unexpected encounter brings them together. Based on a real man who terrorized Tel Aviv in the 70s, the press named Lily and Nina’s assaulter the well-mannered “Polite Rapist”, due to his predilection for imprisoning women and interspersing rape with lengthy conversations. So intense is the chance meeting between them that the women find themselves digging into their pasts, stirring up memories, and trying to bridge the gap between the victims they once were and the people they have become.

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Credits

Director: Michal Aviad

Producer: Ronen Ben Tal

Cast: Jenya Dodina

Cast: Ronit Elkabetz

Cast: Sivan Levy

Written by: Michal Aviad

Written by: Tal Omer

Distributor: Plan B

Distributor: EZ Films

Awards

"Much of the strength of “Invisible, ”Michal Aviad’s exploration of rape and its long-term effects, arises from the powerful performances of its stars, Evgenia Dodina and Ronit Elkabetz, playing Israeli women who were victimized in the late 1970s by a serial predator. Decades later they meet when Nira (Ms. Dodina), a television editor, recognizes Lily (Ms. Elkabetz), another victim, from footage of a confrontation between West Bank settlers and human-rights workers helping Palestinians harvest their olives."

-Stephen Holden, The New York Times