The Bentwich Syndrome (2015)

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The saga of a restless and relentless Anglo-Jewish Family which according to it's founding fathers, served as God's gift to Zionism, is exposed by the director, a member of the family himself, from an alternative humorous angle.


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17 August 2015 | Nozz
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| A chronicle of the self-overestimating and/or the unappreciated
Gur Bentwich shot a fine comedy a couple of years ago, "Up the Wrong Tree," and it failed to receive quite as enthusiastic a reception as it deserved. It turns out that the Bentwich family has encountered similar karma over the generations-- talented people to whom recognition never came and stuck, and people who never found the outlet for their inner sense of worth. In this his subsequent film, Bentwich and a small family entourage go searching through the family history in Israel and in England. For anyone with a knowledge of Israeli history, the surprising connections that pop up are well worth the ninety-odd minutes although the attempt to lighten the film by light-hearted mockery of the family sometimes seems inappropriate and the presence of Bentwich's small, restless children is only occasionally used to good effect. What does help is a recurring use of Pythonesque animation and a developing sense that a family truly is an organism with a personality of its own rather than merely a succession of individuals.

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Release Date:

8 May 2015

Language

Hebrew, English


Country of Origin

Israel

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

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