Cousin, The


Title: The Cousin

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Year: 2017

Cast: Tzahi Grad, Ala Dakka, Osnat Fishman

Written and Directed by: Tzahi Grad

Produced by: Ehud Bleiberg, Tzahi Grad

Executive Produced by: Nicholas Donnermeyer, Charles Wachsberg

Origin: Israel

Language(s): Hebrew, Arabic

Awards/Festivals: Nominee: Best Film (Orrizonti Competition) – Venice Film Festival; Official Selection: Tokyo International Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival; WINNER: Critics Prize & Best Actor (Tzahi Grad) – Haifa International Film Festival

External Links: Cineuropa Interview with Director/Star Tzahi Grad

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“Perceptive, penetrating… A wry comedy that probes the difference between intentions and actions with tension and humor. Tzahi Grad delivers in a meaty yet delicate role.” -Screen International

“Both humorous and explosive, ‘The Cousin’ is a spirited take on an irrational divide. Ala Dakka is compelling… in a performance that keeps you guessing until the end.” -The Hollywood Reporter

A well-intentioned Arabic-Muslim handyman upends the day-to-day lives of the locals in a small Israeli village. Shortly after his arrival, a young woman is assaulted and the community quickly turns accusatory. His employer is the only one who believes him, but even those loyalties are tested as more information and secrets are uncovered.