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Synonyms / Saïd Ben Saïd et Michel Merkt présentent ; une coproduction SBS Films, Pie Films, Komplizen Film, Arte France Cinéma ; produit par Saïd Ben Saïd et Michel Merkt ; un film de Nadav Lapid ; scénario, Nadav Lapid, Haïm Lapid.

Lapid, Nadav, 1975- (film director,, screenwriter.). Lapid, Haim, 1948- (screenwriter.). Ben Saïd, Saïd, (film producer.). Merkt, Michel, 1972- (film producer.). Mercier, Tom, 1993- (actor.). Dolmaire, Quentin, (actor.). Chevillotte, Louise, (actor.). Goldman, Shai, 1964- (director of photography.). Gedigier, François, (editor of moving image work.). Lapid, Era, (editor of moving image work.). SBS Films (Firm), (production company.). Pie Films (Firm), (production company.). Komplizen Film, (production company.). Arte France cinéma (Firm), (production company.). Kino Lorber, Inc., (publisher.). Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillote. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Valley Library System.

Current holds

1 current hold with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library DVD (Text) 33062009329377 New Adult DVD Fiction Checked Out 10/05/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9786318069144
  • ISBN: 6318069143
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
Extras: NYFF live: In conversation with Nadav Lapid; interview with director Nadav Lapid; theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Photography, Shaï Goldman ; editors, Neta Braun, François Gédigier, Era Lapid.
Participant or Performer Note:
Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillote.
Summary, etc.:
A ferociously funny movie about the existential angst of an expat. Yoav, a disaffected young Israeli, flees Tel Aviv for Paris to start a new life. Desperate to erase his origins, Yoav sees France as his only hope for salvation. He vows not to utter a single word of Hebrew, his French dictionary becoming his constant companion. He is swiftly befriended by a strange young French couple who enmesh him in a very Parisian love triangle. Based on writer-director Nadav Lapid's own experiences, Synonyms explores the challenges of putting down roots in a new place.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1; wide screen; 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For private home use only.
Language Note:
French and Hebrew dialogue; optional English subtitles.
Subject: Israelis > France > Paris > Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) > France > Paris > Drama.
Immigrants > Drama.
Change (Psychology) > Drama.
Genre: Motion pictures, French.
Foreign language films > French.
Foreign language films > Hebrew.
Comedy films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Foreign language films > French.
Foreign language films > Hebrew.

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