Monday, April 27, 2015
Be Afraid of BIG BAD WOLVES
However, what makes this film impressive is the way it tacitly addresses the torture of Palestinians. Several times in the film, a Palestinian on horseback, played by Kais Nashif, appears enigmatically from nowhere. Meanwhile, a vengeful father tortures the man he suspects of murdering his daughter. This point is brought right home when Nashif, when asked for a cellular phone, replies "Why not? Because we're primitive?" Kesahles and Papushado have made an intelligent film that is able to make one think about difficult issues and even evokes empathy for torture victims, something a film like ZERO DARK THIRTY was unable to do.