“A crafted, thoughtful and quietly gripping snapshot of internal social conflicts rarely examined in Israeli cinema.” - Variety
The Wonders (Plaot)
Nominated for Best Actor Ophir Awards (Israel’s Oscars), 2013.
“A brilliant, elegant, very original mystery.” – The Jerusalem Post
From one of Israel’s most beloved directors, Avi Nesher (Turn Left at the End of the WorldThe Secrets, The Matchmaker) comes this offbeat mystery which combines film noir, psychological drama and quirky animation – all put to a contemporary, urgent soundtrack by the hugely popular Israeli band Hadag Nahash.
Arnav, a graffiti artist in Jerusalem, witnesses the kidnapping of a mysterious stranger. The captive, Rabbi Shmaya Knafo, is believed to be a modern-day prophet. Arnav is determined to find out what is going on. Is Rabbi Knafo a prophet, or just a clever con man. And who is this mysterious woman who seems to be involved? This is a visually stunning, quirky ride full of twists, turns and shocking revelations.
112 mins/ Hebrew (English Subtitles)
Director — Avi Nesher
Category — Meant to Be (Bashert)