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Rabin, The Last Day

Directed by: Amos Gitai
153 Minutes, 2015

On the evening of Saturday, November 4, 1995, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is shot down at the end of a huge political rally in the center of Tel-Aviv. His killer apprehended at the scene turns out to be a 25-year-old Jewish observant. Investigation into this brutal murder reveals a dark and frightening world that made this tragic deed possible. A subculture of hate fueled by hysterical rhetoric, paranoia and political intrigue. The extremist rabbis who condemned Rabin by invoking an obscure Talmudic ruling. The prominent right wing politicians who joined in a campaign of incitement against Rabin. The militant Israeli settlers for whom peace meant betrayal. And the security agents who saw what was coming and failed to prevent it. This tribute to Nobel Peace Prize winner Yitzhak Rabin on the 20th anniversary of his death sheds light on an ever-growing crisis of hate in Israeli society today. Amos Gitai masterfully combines staged re-enactments with actual news footage of the shooting and its aftermath to create a thought-provoking political thriller.

Credits

Director: Amos Gitai

Producer: Jean-Baptiste

Producer: Amos Gitai

Producer: David Kessler

Producer: Sylvie Pialat

Producer: Michael Tapuah

Producer: Laurent Truchot

Cast: Yael Abecassis

Cast: Yariv Horowitz

Writer: Marie-Jose Sanselme

Writer: Amos Gitai

Original music: Amit Poznansky

Cinematographer: Eric Gautier

Editor: Yuval Or