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Israel, 1997

Production : Les Films d'Ici


French, English

The films of Avi Mograbi


As the 1996 elections approach, director Avi Mograbi sets out to make a documentary about a figure both admired and disliked, a former minister and a legendary army general, Ariel Sharon. Mograbi, who was a conscientious objector to the 1982 Lebanon War, has a very personal point of view on Sharon, the mastermind of that war. Nevertheless, while making the film, he seems to begin to see Sharon in a different light. To his surprise, Mograbi discovers that Sharon is warm and friendly.

A word from Tënk

How do you approach the enemy without losing integrity? What do you film? When and where do you stop filming? Avi Mograbi’s first feature-length film packs a punch each time you see it. Burlesque, subversive, and surprising, it shakes you up and shifts your perspective at every turn. Facing the camera, Mobgrabi performs a character that is not his own, craftily swerving in and out of fiction to bring out the complexities of reality. Humour is his counter weapon, and his confession box is an inventive device that sets him apart from activist cinema.



Pascale Paulat et Christophe Postic
Artistic Co-Directors
États généraux du film documentaire



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