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The Soft German

Directed by: Nadav Bin-Nun
70 Minutes, 2014

Depressive Johan turns 30 and wants to die. Instead, he is chosen out of his German university classmates to go to Israel on a student exchange program, and get there on Holocaust day.Ruth, an Israeli music student, finds inside Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”, in the university library, a single strand of hair. An unexpected coinsidence makes her match the hair to Johan’s and the two fall in love.During the week between Holocaust day Memorial and the Israeili Independence day, the two roll through worship rituals of death, memory and love, which leads them towards a common, inevitable fate.


Director: Nadav Bin-Nun