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Israel's austere 'Policeman' makes no compromises
Israel's austere 'Policeman' makes no compromises

"Policeman" is an austere and fatalistic film, a discomforting and despairing look at Israeli society through the parallel examination of subcultures inevitably fated to clash. The debut feature for writer-director Nadav Lapid, "Policeman" was released in Israel in 2011 and is only now getting to this country. That's probably because its style is intense and inexorable and its uncompromising view of Israel as a land of extremists and extremes is not exactly a warm one. Also unusual is the film's focus on divisions that have little to do with the Palestinian question but, rather, with the economic gap between rich and poor that has been much on the minds of...

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